In Nasarawa State the Police Command has arrested Usman Danladi, 21, for allegedly chopping off the wrist of a 25-year-old man, Jibrin Abdullahi, in Karu Local Government Area of the State.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, September 18, 2022, said the suspect was arrested for attempted culpable homicide.
According to the PPRO, the suspect who confessed to the crime claimed that the victim had assaulted his girlfriend named Aisha before fight ensued between them.
"On September 16, 2022 at about 1600hrs, information was received that one Jibrin Abdullahi 'M' 25yrs of Kaduna State but a resident of Tudun Wada Area, Auta Balefi of Karu LGA, Nasarawa State was attacked and his wrist, chopped off," the statement read.
"Upon receipt of the information, Police operatives attached to Goshen City Division led by CSP Eunice Ogbadu swiftly raced to the scene and rushed the victim to Federal Medical Centre, Keffi for treatment.
"Consequently, an intensive manhunt for the perpetrator of the dastardly act was instituted. The effort of the investigators paid off on 17/9/2022 when the prime suspect, one Usman Danladi 'M' 21yrs A.K.A murderer was arrested.
"Upon Interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but claimed, the victim earlier assaulted his girlfriend (Aisha) and when he confronted him, a fight ensued; in the process, he attacked the victim with a machete.
"The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for further investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to Court for prosecution."