Teenage boy nabbed for allegedly killing woman, child

The Adamawa State Police Command has nabbed an 18-year-old boy for allegedly killing a woman and her infant child.

The police arrested the teenager on Monday, June 6, according to a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, as signed by the State Police imagemaker, Suleiman Nguroje.

“The Command, on Monday, June 6, 2022 apprehended an 18-year-old boy, Volamu Kalbes for alleged brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman, Talatu Usman and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area,” the Police stated.

The Command said the suspect and the victims were residents of Sabon Layi village in the Lamurde LGA.

It added that the suspect allegedly attacked the victim by the riverside where she went to take bath, alongside her child.

“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her, but to no avail, as he overpowered her, and pressed her down into the water where she died.

“After killing the woman, the suspect took the child who was crying profusely on the river bank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement explained.

It added that the suspect was arrested by operatives of Lamurde Divisional Police Headquarters, following a report from the victim’s husband, Alhaji Usman Abdul.

According to the statement, the State Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande has directed further investigation into the matter.

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