Man Arrested for Slashing Throat of Okada Rider in Nasarawa

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A man identified as Ibrahim Isiaka has been apprehended by the Nasarawa State Police Command for allegedly slitting the throat of a commercial motorcyclist and stealing his motorcycle in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a statement released in Lafia on Friday that Isiaka was arrested following diligent efforts by policemen attached to the Masaka division in the area.

According to Nansel, the suspect hailed a commercial motorcycle to transport him to Bigmali along Jankanwa Road in Masaka. However, unbeknownst to the motorcyclist, Isiaka had conspired with an accomplice to rob him of his motorcycle.

“While in transit, the suspect used a knife to slit the throat of the commercial motorcyclist and fled with the motorcycle with the assistance of the other suspect who is still at large,” he stated.

Upon receiving information about the incident, the police swiftly responded, rushing the victim to a hospital to receive medical attention.

“The victim is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility and is in stable condition. Following a thorough search, the suspect was apprehended, and the stolen motorcycle was recovered.

“The suspect is currently assisting with the investigation, and efforts are underway to apprehend the other suspect who is still on the run. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect will be prosecuted,” the PPRO concluded.

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