June 21, 2024

Police arrest man over killing of mechanic in Abuja, begin investigation



By: Kingsley Omonobi

After a tragic incident at a mechanic workshop in the Kugbo area of Abuja on Thursday, an unnamed military personnel allegedly stabbed an automobile electrician, resulting in his death.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh, announced that the suspect was arrested on Thursday night.

She said, “On 20th June 2024 at about 4 pm, a tragic incident occurred involving a mechanic and four others currently at large, including one Tijani Uzairu who brought in a vehicle for repairs.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that an argument ensued between them and the mechanic upon which one Chukwu Chukwudi was stabbed in the neck with a dagger by one of the suspects.

“Upon receipt of the complaint, police operatives from Karu Division mobilized to the scene where one Tijani Uzairu who accompanied the other suspects was arrested and the victim was rushed to the hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh has ordered that a discreet investigation be conducted into the matter, as normalcy has since been restored.

“He also advised members of the public to shun all acts of violence, noting that the consequences are mostly dire and regrettable.”