The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspected serial killer, Usman Yahaya Muhammed, who murdered an Okada rider and stole his motorcycle in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
LIB reported that the suspect, who is a local vigilante, killed the victim on Friday, September 29, 2023, stole the motorcycle with the intent to sell it and raise money for his wedding.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun paraded the suspect on Monday, October 9, alongside others arrested for various crimes within the state.
“On 1/10/2023 at about 0830hrs, information was received that a lifeless body with a slit throat was found in a pool of blood at Shabalile area of Mokwa. Police operatives led by DPO Mokwa Division mobilized to the scene and evacuated the corpse to the Hospital morgue,” the PPRO stated.
“In the course of the investigation, on 2/10/2023 at about 1130hrs, a Bajaj motorcycle suspected to have been robbed from the deceased was recovered from an uncompleted building in Mokwa, while the investigation led to the arrest of one Usman Yahaya Muhammed 20yrs of Kinboku-Kudu village of Mokwa
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and said he boarded the motorcycle to Eppa village, and while on their way, he stopped the rider and macheted him to death. He abandoned the corpse and took the motorcycle away. The case is under investigation at SCID Minna.”
Speaking with newsmen, the suspect said his wedding was sceduled for Friday and also confessed to have committed similar crimes eight times in the past.