An undergraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Abdullahi Ibrahim, has been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi State for the alleged murder of a 17-year-old secondary school student.
Ilelaboye Oyejide, the Corps Commandant, revealed that the 500-level student of Veterinary Medicine was taken into custody in Misau Local Government Area of the state on suspicion of being involved in the teenager’s death.
He announced this development to the press in Bauchi.
According to him, the deceased was discovered wrapped in a cloth and abandoned at Misau bypass.
He explained that on October 20, the lifeless body of Usman was located and taken to General Hospital Misau, where he was declared dead and handed over to his family for burial.
The Commandant added that upon receiving this information, the command initiated an extensive investigation into the incident by dispatching a highly capable intelligence team to Misau.
Oyejide further revealed that, through their investigative efforts, they uncovered a chat history between Ibrahim and the deceased, Usman.
In the conversations, Oyejide said it was evident that the suspect had made homosexual advances towards the deceased, even sharing explicit photos.
“When the deceased decided to meet the suspect, a tragic confrontation ensued, leading to the stabbing of Usman. Subsequently, his lifeless body was concealed in a white cloth and left where it was later discovered,” he said.
The Commandant said during the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and would soon be charged in court.
He said the suspect confessed that the deceased approached him with a knife, which led to a struggle that resulted in him stabbing the deceased to death in self-defence.