Police commence investigation into killing of corps member in Nasarawa

Police commence investigation into killing of corps member in Nasarawa

- The Nasarawa state command of the Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigation into the killing of a corps member in the state

- The police assures of doing everything possible to bring those involved in the killing to face justice for what they did

- Those close to the deceased have been urged not to take any action but allow the police do their job

The police command in Nasarawa state has said it has commenced investigation into the killing of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member by some youths in Akwanga local government area of the state.

ASP Samaila Usman, the state police public relations officer, gave the indication in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Monday, December 24.

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Legit.ng gathers that Samuel Makene, a 2018 Batch A corps member whose place of primary assignment was Government Secondary School Ubbe, in Akun development area, was reportedly stabbed to death on December 20 by some youths at the Akwanga residence of David Ombugadu, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Usman described the incident as unfortunate, saying that all efforts have been put in place to arrest the killers and bring them to justice.

He said: “We received a report on the incident and we have commenced full investigation to arrest the killers. I want to assure you that we will do everything possible to bring those involved to face justice for what they did.

“I also want to assure you that we will be briefing you and the public on any new development concerning the case. I call on those close to the deceased not to take any action but allow us do our job."

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The Nigeria Police Force confirmed that a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was shot dead in Akwa Ibom state.

The Akwa Ibom state police in a statement issued on Monday, January 8, said the corps member was shot on Sunday, January 7, in Eket by unknown assailants who were on a motorcycle.

Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson in the state, said the late corps member was "hanging out” at Akanimo street with other corp members whom he went visiting when he was shot.

The police didn’t give the victim’s name but said he was 27 years old and was serving at a public school at Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.

Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, the commissioner of police in the state, deployed a special force from the State Criminal Investigation Department to Eket to investigate the killing.

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