In a shocking incident, the Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old man for the brutal murder of his close friend, Augustine Otti. The suspect, identified as Inuwa Yunana and a resident of Gyawana in Lamurde Local Government Area, allegedly attacked Otti by striking him forcefully on the head with a blunt object and subsequently throwing him into a nearby gutter. The motive behind the attack was revealed to be robbery, as the suspect sought to take possession of Otti’s N100,000.
The arrest of Inuwa Yunana was made possible due to the discovery of substantial evidence at the crime scene, which directly linked him to the heinous act. The investigation revealed that the suspect accompanied the deceased to Mbemum village for the purpose of completing a payment for rice. However, during the journey, Yunana ruthlessly took the life of his friend.
The Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, expressed deep disappointment and dismay over the tragic incident. In response, he directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that the full force of the law is applied in this case.
Additionally, the Commissioner urged the citizens of Adamawa State to remain vigilant and promptly report individuals with suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods to the police. This call for cooperation from the public emphasizes the importance of collective efforts in maintaining community safety and combating crime.
The arrest of the suspect brings a measure of justice to the grieving family of Augustine Otti. The Adamawa State Police Command remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents, and they will continue their diligent efforts to uphold the law and bring perpetrators of such heinous acts to justice. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of trust, vigilance, and timely reporting in safeguarding communities from criminal activities