Police recover 2 corpses in Bauchi, arrest ATBU students, one other

The arrested suspects



Police have arrested two students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi and a graduate of the University of Jos, Plateau State in connection with two corpses that were recovered in the State.

The Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in the state on Friday.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that on the 18th February, 2024, the Police received an information that a young man had been seen lying in a bush in Kuhu village in Bauchi Local Government Area of the State.

He said that when operatives evacuated the young man to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

According to him, the next day, another corpse was discovered closed to where the first one was discovered.

He said that: “On 18th February, 2024 at about 9.20am, a distress call was received at Durum Outstation from one Abubakar Shehu (not real name), male (45), of Kuhu village via Durum Ward, Bauchi LGA, that on the same date at about 9.00am, he observed a body of a young man yet to be identified lying down in a bush in the outskirt of Kuhu village.

“On receipt of the report, the patrol team attached to C Division swiftly moved to the scene, the body was evacuated to ATBU teaching hospital Bauchi for medical examination, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

“Also, on 19th February, 2024 at about 7.00am another distress call was received from the same location on another corpse observed at the same area.

“A patrol team led by the DPO C Division drove to the scene for the second time, the area was carefully viewed and footsteps of people were observed.

“The body was also taken to the same hospital and was certified death by a medical doctor. Both corpses were viewed and no any physical injury or mark of violence or strangulation was observed, the two eyes of the last body recovered were forcefully punctured.

“The corpse was also deposited at the same hospital, no any means of identification has so far been found with both corpses.”

Wakil said that the Police had earlier been told that two men who were later to discovered as students of ATBU while the other a graduate of the University of Jos, were seen around the area.

They were promptly arrested by the Police for investigation and it was discovered that they are allegedly members of a cult group.

“Earlier, before the information on the second corpse, on the same 18th February, 2024 at 6.00pm, three suspects namely: Hoomvez Martins Nyelong aka slin, male (27); Daniel Audu Adamu, male (26) and Maigari Inuwa aka mega fashion world, male (29), were seen roaming about around the area.

“They were arrested and failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission in the area. Two of the suspects are students of ATBU Bauchi while one of them claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos.

” Investigation suspected them to be members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the two deceased,” he said.

According to him, exhibits recovered at the scene include: pieces of razor blades, empty bottles of water, empty bottles of alcohol, empty sachets of water, candles, sticks with blood stain and torn short trousers.

“Further investigation revealed that the first suspect (Hoomvez Martins Nyelong) was seen in the area where the first corpse was found with two others in the early hours of Sunday 18th February, 2024.

“Also, WhatsApp chats found in his mobile phone revealed that he was the one that dropped off the first corpse whose relatives appeared and identified him to be one Reheboth Joseph Deshi, male (32) of Rafin Zurfi, Yelwa area Bauchi.

“While an investigation is still ongoing, efforts have been intensified to burst their enclaves and arrest the remaining accomplice,” he added.

The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Mohammed, called on the good people of the state to maintain vigilance in their neighborhood and report any detected suspicious movement to the police for prompt action to be taken to forestall possible breakdown of law and order and loss of lives/property damage.

He said that the Police is ever committed to protecting the lives and property of the people through various strategic policing methods, hence the need for all stakeholders to join hands with the police to end all forms of insecurity and crimes for a crime-free society.

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