Police arrest man for stabbing an Imam to death in Niger State

Niger state police command has arrested a thirty five year old Umar Jibrin of Enagi town in Edati local government council of Niger state for allegedly stabbing to death a forty eight year old Chief Imam of the town Attahiru Alhassan with iron rod.

The suspect stabbed him to death over allegation of making love to his wife.

Parading the suspect before Newsmen at police headquarters Minna Police Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the suspect who took to his heels was later arrested at Batati in Lavun local government council of Niger state.

He said after the incident the suspect Umar Jibrin told police that they engage in discussion during which argument ensued between him and the Chief Imam as a result he forcefully collected that iron from Chief Imam and stabbed him on his neck.

DSP Wasiu Abiodun stressed the need for members of the public to desist from resulting to self help approach during any incident while assuring that investigation into the matter has commenced since.

The suspect has confessed to the crime in his encounter with Newsmen.

He will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.

Aliu.

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