Police arrest man for allegedly killing girlfriend who planned to dump him


Police arrest man for allegedly killing girlfriend who planned to dump him 

The Police Command in Kaduna State says it has arrested a man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend as he was about being lynched by a mob.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kaduna.

Jalige said that at about 21:30hrs on April 14, the Command received a distress call that there was a mob action at NEPA Roundabout in Kaduna metropolis where an unruly crowd was about to lynch a man.

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He said,”Operatives were immediately mobilised to the scene.

On getting there, they met the suspect lying unconscious and surrounded by the crowd.”

According to Jalige, information gathered revealed that the suspect attacked his girlfriend of Old Command Secondary and Nursery School, Sokoto Road, Kaduna, with a machete and inflicted multiple degrees of injury on her face, arms and hands.

He explained that during the attack the man severed her left hand completely, alleging that he had spent a lot of resources on her and she wanted to dump him for another man.

“The victim was rushed to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, for treatment.  A doctor on duty confirmed she was dead.

“The corpse of the lady has been deposited at the same hospital, for an autopsy”, Jalige said, adding that investigation was ongoing.

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