The Lagos State Command, after discreet investigation and intelligence gathering, yesterday arrested one Haruna Abubakar, who allegedly murdered his friend and co-worker, shredded him to pieces and dumped him in the bush.
The suspect and victim are co-workers in a farm in Ibeju Lekki. While the suspect is a guard, the victim was an herdsman.
According to the spokesperson of the police in the state, Dolapo Badmus, “on Saturday, December 3, the suspect, aged 28, had an altercation with the victim, aged 27. The altercation resulted to a physical fight and in the process the suspect hauled down the deceased with a dagger, cut him into pieces, packed him in a sack and dumped him in the bush.”
Brother to the deceased, one Adamu, reported the case of a missing person to the police when his brother did not return home after the day’s work. The clue gathered by the police led to the arrest of the suspect, who later confessed to the crime and led operatives to the scene where the dismembered body was recovered.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, has, however, directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti for further investigation and prosecution.