Adamawa: Police arrest man over ‘murder’ of daughter

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

The police in Adamawa have arrested a man (name withheld) over the alleged murder of his 16-year-old daughter in Mayo Belwa Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, Spokesperson of the Police Command, confirmed the arrest on Thursday.”The suspect is in police custody and investigation into the matter is on course.

”A male suspect from Mayo Belwa LGA was arrested by the police in the alleged disappearance of his 16-year-old daughter.

“The suspect told the Police that he gave his daughter the foodstuff they bought from the market and asked her to take the items home.”

According to the suspect, when he returned home, he discovered that his daughter did not return home.

”A corpse suspected to be of the daughter was uncovered in a remote area in Mayo Belwa town,” he said.

Nguroje assured that police would investigate and whoever is found involved will face the wrath of the law.

Malam Sahabi Joda, who resides in Mayo Belwa and is neighbour to the suspect, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred on Tuesday.

Joda said the suspect was last seen with the girl three days ago.

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