Defense officer arrested for Islamic teacher murder
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – A member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been arrested over the murder of a teacher.
Assistant-Inspector Lasisi Kabir Iyanda allegedly killed 32-year-old Kamaldeen Muritala, an Islamic Religious Knowledge teacher attached to Titilope Islamic Comprehensive High School in Ejigbo, Osun State.
According to a press statement by Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, preliminary enquiry by police detectives from the Osun State Police Command, revealed that the victim died at Baptist Hospital Ejigbo from complications arising from fatal stab wounds inflicted on his neck with a jack-knife.
This followed an argument close to the entrance of an examination hall where a National Examination Council (NECO) examination was taking place.
“Following the demise of the deceased Islamic teacher, students of the school attempted to raze down office structures belonging to the NSCDC as well as those of other government establishments in the area, but the timely intervention of the Police prevented further breakdown of law and order,” Mba said.
Mba added that the Police High Command had commended the officers and men of Osun State Police Command for their timely intervention which helped to rescue the 30-year-old suspect concerned as well as other property and whittle down what otherwise might have turned into a major catastrophe.
“The apex Police Authority enjoins citizens never to take laws into their own hands no matter the provocation, promising that justice would be served in this case”.
– CAJ News
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