A 500-level veterinary medicine student at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, has been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi State for the alleged murder of a 17-year-old.
The suspect, Abdullahi Ibrahim, is reported to have enticed the teenage secondary student with explicit photographs and persuaded him to meet for a same-sex encounter.
Ilelaboye Oyejide, the Commandant of NSCDC in Bauchi State, disclosed this information to the press on Sunday while parading the suspect at the Command’s Headquarters. He revealed that the incident took place in Misau town, within Misau Local Government Area of the State.
Oyejide stated that the command had received information about a case of culpable homicide involving a 17-year-old secondary student, Umar Usman, who resided in Misau. Usman’s lifeless body was discovered wrapped in a white cloth and abandoned at Misau bypass.
Upon receiving this information, Oyejide promptly assembled a team of highly skilled intelligence officers to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to justice.
“On October 20, 2023, a lifeless body of Umar Usman was found wrapped in a white cloth and dumped in Misau bypass. He was quickly taken to General Hospital Misau where he was certified dead by a medical doctor. His corpse was handed over to the family for burial,” the NSCDC Commandant reported.
During the course of their inquiry, the investigators discovered a chat exchange between the suspect, Abdullahi Ibrahim, and the deceased, Umar Usman. In this communication, the suspect allegedly used explicit content to lure the deceased into a same-sex relationship, after which the victim met with him, only to be fatally stabbed in the abdomen, wrapped in a white cloth, and left in the location where he was discovered.
The suspect has reportedly confessed to the crime during the investigation. He will be prosecuted accordingly and charged in court.