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Police arrest Benue student for ‘killing lecturer’

Police arrest Benue student for ‘killing lecturer’
December 05
14:05 2020

The Benue state police command says it has arrested Jeremiah Nnamdi, a student of Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), over the alleged killing of Karl Kwaghger, an associate professor at the institution.

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NAN reports that Catherine Anene, the command’s spokesperson, broke the news in a statement on Saturday.

The lecturer was killed on November 28 at the Tarka Foundation, Gboko, where he had gone for relaxation.

According to the police, the suspect, who hails from Imo state, was arrested in Abuja while trying to sell a car belonging to the deceased.

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“Swiftly, police detectives were deployed to the scene where they met the victim brutally stabbed on his ribs and cut on his neck,” the statement read.

“The victim was rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital where he was confirmed dead and was deposited at the morgue.

“During the investigation, one Jeremiah Nnamdi of Umigwe village, Imo State, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi was arrested in Abuja where he went to sell the car of the deceased.”

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The police said the suspect has already confessed to the crime, adding that further investigation into the matter is ongoing.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and further stated that his initial intention was to threaten the victim with a make-believe gun and rob the deceased of his car. But he ended up killing him because of his resistance and took the car away,” it added.

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