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Two Varsity Students, One Other Arrested For Alleged Murder And Cultism In Bauchi

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Two students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) alongside one other have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command over alleged murder and cultism.

 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, February 23, 2024, said the three suspects were arrested following the discovery of the bodies of two young men dumped in a bush on the outskirts of a village.

 

According to the PPRO, investigation reveals that the suspects, Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, Daniel Audu Adamu and Maigari Inuwa, are members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the victims.

 

“On 18/02/2024 at about 0920hrs a distress call was received at Durum outstation from one Abubakar Shehu(not real name) ‘m’ 45yrs old of Kuhu village via Durum ward Bauchi LGA, that on the same date at about 0900hrs, he observed a body of a young man yet to be identified lying down in a bush in the outskirt of Kuhu village,” the statement read.

     

“On receipt of the report, the patrol team attached to C Division swiftly moved to the scene, the body was evacuated to ATBU teaching hospital Bauchi for medical examination, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

     

“Also on 19/02/2024 at about 0700hrs another distress call was received from the same location on another corpse observed at the same area, Patrol team led by the DPO C Division drove to the scene for the second time, the area was carefully viewed and footsteps of people was observed the body was also taken to the same hospital and was certified death by the medical doctor.

“Both the corpses were viewed and no physical injury or mark of violence or strangulation was observed, the two eyes of the last body recovered were forcefully punctured, the corpse was also deposited at the same hospital, no means of identification found with both corpses.

     

“Earlier before the information on the second corpse, on the same 18/2/2024 at 1830hrs three suspects namely: 1. Hoomvez Martins Nyelong ‘m’ aka slin 27yrs old, 2. Daniel Audu Adamu ‘m’ 26 years old and 3. Maigari Inuwa aka mega fashion world ‘m’ 29yrs old, were seen roaming about around the area.

“They were arrested and failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the area. Two of the suspects are students of ATBU Bauchi while one of them claimed to have graduated from University of Jos. Investigation suspected them to be members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the two deceased.”

     

Exhibits recovered at the scene include, pieces of razor blades, empty bottles of water, empty bottles of alcohol, empty sachets of water, candles, sticks with blood stains, and torn short trousers.

     

“Further investigation revealed that the first suspect (Hoomvez Martins Nyelong) was seen in the area where the first corpse was found with two others in the early hours of Sunday 18/2/2024.

“Also, WhatsApp chats found in his mobile phone revealed that he was the one that dropped off the first corpse whose relatives appeared and identified him to be one Reheboth Joseph Deshi ‘M’ 32yrs old of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa area Bauchi.

     

“While an investigation is still ongoing, efforts have been intensified to burst their enclaves and arrest the remaining accomplice.

     

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa Mohammed psc, called on the good people of the state to maintain vigilant in their neighbourhood and report any detected suspicious movement to the police for prompt action to be taken to forestall possible breakdown of law and order loss of life and or, property damage.

     

“The Police is committed to protecting the lives and property of the people through various strategic policing methods, hence the need for all stakeholders to join hands with the police to end all forms of insecurity and crimes for a crime-free society.”