The Niger State police command on Monday paraded a vigilante, Yahaya Mohammed, for allegedly killing a commercial motorcycle rider before robbing him of his motorcycle.
Mohammed was presented alongside 37 other individuals who were reportedly involved in various criminal acts.
While the suspects were being paraded, the command’s spokesman, Abiodun Wasiu, stated that an investigation was ongoing to determine the details of the crime before taking the suspects to court.
“Police received information of a lifeless body with a slit throat in a pool of his blood at the Shabalile area of Mokwa. Police operatives led by DPO Mokwa Division mobilized to the scene and evacuated the corpse to the hospital morgue.
“In the course of investigation, on 2/10/2023 at about 1130hrs, a Bajaj motorcycle suspected to have been robbed from the deceased was recovered from an uncompleted building in Mokwa, while the investigation led to the arrest of one Usman Yahaya Muhammed 20yrs of Kinboku-Kudu village of Mokwa.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and said he boarded the motorcycle to Eppa village and while on their way, he stopped the rider and macheted him to death.
“He abandoned the corpse and took the motorcycle away. Case under investigation at SCID Minna,” Wasiu said.
The defendant would be charged with culpable homicide after the investigation, according to the spokesman.
While speaking with reporters, Mohammed, who admitted to the act, said he didn’t know why he did it and that he didn’t want to die.