The Plateau state Police Command has confirmed the killing of Alhaji Hashimu Mantu, a relation of Senator Ibrahim Mantu in Chanso Village in Gindiri, Mangu local government area of the state.
A statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Terna Tyopev, said that efforts were ongoing to arrest the suspects to face the full wrath of the law.
He said: “On November 16, 2019, at about 06:30 a.m. the Plateau State Police Command received information that a corpse was seen at a bush near Chanso Village in Gindiri District of Mangu LGA.
“The police upon the receipt of the information immediately mobilised detectives to the scene of the crime. On arrival, one Alhaji Hashimu Mantu, male, aged 42 years was found motionless.
“He was rushed to JUTH (Jos University Teaching Hospital) in Gindiri and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.”
He said the victim’s handset and a stick were recovered at the scene of the crime.
Tyopev said the corpse was thereafter released to the family for burial in accordance with the Islamic rites.
The Command urged members of the public to volunteer information that would lead to the apprehensions of the perpetrators in good time. (NAN)