By Joseph Undu
LAGOS—Police in Lagos State have arrested a 28-year-old security man, Haruna Abubakar, for killing his colleague, cutting the body into pieces, bagging and dumping same in the bush.
According to sources within the command’s headquarters, the suspect was arrested after investigations, following a report by the victim’s brother to the police about his disappearance.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect and victim are co-workers in a farm in Ibeju Lekki area of the state, where the suspect worked as a security guard while the victim worked as a herdsman.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the incident, yesterday.
According to Badmus, “On December 3, the suspect had an altercation with the victim, who is about 27 years old. It resulted into a fight and in the process, the suspect killed the deceased with a dagger.
“Abubakar cut him into pieces, packed him in a sack and dumped him in the bush. The brother to the deceased, one Adamu, reported the case of a missing person to the police after his brother failed to return home after the day’s work.
“The clues gathered by the police led to the arrest of the suspect, who later confessed to the crime and led the operatives to where the dismembered body was recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, for further investigation and prosecution.”