The Gombe State Police Command on Tuesday, said it has arrested one Ibrahim Saidu, 25, for stabbing a motorcyclist to death for mistakenly knocking down his dog.
Ishola Babaita, the State Commissioner of Police, said in a press briefing in Gombe that Saidu was arrested by operatives from Akko Division where the incident took place.
“Saidu became aggressive and stabbed Saleh Babayo which resulted to his untimely death, simply because the victim mistakenly knocked down his dog with his motorcycle.’’
The commissioner explained that Babayo was taken to the General Hospital, Kumo, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He added that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the dog survived the crash and was paraded alongside the suspect (owner) at the police command.
Also, Babaita stated that five suspects were arrested for kidnapping while two other suspects were arrested for impersonation and rape.
While stating that items recovered from the suspects as exhibits include one AK 47 with three rounds of 7.62mm of live ammunition and two cutlasses, the commissioner said all suspects would soon be charged to court for prosecution.
He assured the people of the command’s readiness and commitment to combat crimes and criminalities while appealing to them to provide the police with useful information to nip crimes in the bud.
Babaita warned individuals and groups engaging in nefarious activities to stop, adding that the command would leave no stone unturned in combating crimes and criminalities.