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19-year-old teenager gives details of how he used stick to kill his 14-year-old friend

opera.com 2024/4/12

A 19-year-old teenager who was arrested by men of the Niger State Police Command has given details of how he killed his 14-year-old friend while the friend was sleeping in his room, it was gathered on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

The teenager, whose name was given as Yakubu Tanko, was arrested by police operatives attached to the Bosso Division after he killed the 14-year-old friend, whose name was given as Sikiru Tajudeen and who lived in the same area with him.

(Caption): The arrested teenager, as posted by the Police PRO on Saturday.

According to a statement by the state police command through its Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun and posted on his Facebook wall on Saturday, a report of a missing person was made at the police station which indicated that the boy was not seen at home, but his school uniform, a stick and a stone were found with blood stains in the room.

Information was later received by the police from the community that an odour was perceived from a septic tank within the community, and after a proper check by the police, a tied sack was found in the tank and the content was discovered to be the body of Sikiru Tajudeen.

Further findings from the community pointed to Yakubu Tanko as the person behind the act and he was immediately arrested.

During his interrogation, he was said to have confessed killing the boy. He told policemen that he met Sikiru in the room sleeping and he picked a stick from the kitchen and used it to hit him on the head. He said blood gushed out and he left the scene immediately, but returned after two hours.

He added that he put the body in a sack and kept it in the kitchen till night time. He later returned with a wheelbarrow, removed the corpse alone and dumped it in the septic tank, in an attempt to cover the crime.

According to the statement, he had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) where more investigations are to be carried out.

Below is the screenshot of the statement by the Police PRO on the matter:

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