Police arrest 14 suspects over murder of lecturer

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday said 14 suspects have been arrested over the murder of Dr. Ibrahim Mailafia, a lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, Lafia.

Police spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood in a statement said two AK47 rifles, a pistol and the victim’s phone was recovered from the suspects.

He explained that on the 3rd of November, 2017, Dr Ibrahim Mailafia (Deceased), while on his way to Kano, was attacked and murdered on Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Highway.

Moshood said the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, working on actionable intelligence on 23rd May, 2018 arrested the suspects.

He said, they confessed to killing the lecturer and also to have been terrorizing motorists and communities along Niger-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highways.

He said two AK47 Rifles, one berretta pistol and two phones including the iPhone of late Dr. Mailafia were also recovered from their possession.

He said they also admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia and other violent crimes.

Moshood said they will be charged to court on completion of investigation.


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