A 37-year-old farmer, Ephraim Kadiri who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist has been apprehended by men of the Gombe state police command in Billiri, a community in the state.
According to reports, the farmer did not only commit murder, he also went ahead to sell the motorbike of the deceased.
The state Commissioner of Police, Shehu Maikudi, who paraded the suspect before newsmen on Thursday, September 17, announced that the suspect was apprehended in a hotel he checked into after trading off the motorcycle for some cash
“He (Kadiri) was the one, who almost caused mayhem for us yesterday (Wednesday) in Billiri after killing a commercial motorcyclist and stealing his motorcycle.
Restive youths in Billiri thought we were not doing enough and attempted to attack the police station. We had to deploy our men there; the Area Commander had to speak to the youth as well as engage the stakeholders in the town to calm the situation.
Policemen were later deployed to Cham, where the suspect was arrested in a hotel, but he had sold the motorcycle at Laraban Lamurde.”the Commissioner said
Alongside the farmer, The police chief who made successful arrests also paraded a 21-year-old SS3 student, Babayo Yahaya, who was allegedly arrested with 107 tramadol capsules and 59 sachets of Exole found in his possession. He also had on him N400,000 reportedly used to bribe the police.
The police Chief added:
“Babayo Yahaya was arrested based on credible intelligence. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to be a dealer in illicit substances for over two years in Gombe and environs.”
He sent a strong warning to Nigerian citizens to refrain from criminal activities to avoid the long arm of the law.