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A former solider, identified as Sunday Umaru has been arrested by men of the Plateau State police command for killing his girlfriends after he saw some text messages on her phone.
Sunday, who served in the 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, but attached to sector 7 of Operation Save Haven Jos (OPSH) allegedly, stabbed one Miss Charity Thomas in the stomach until she died around Riyom local government area of Plateau State.
Our correspondent gathered that the soldier was dismissed by the army on account of the action and handed over to the police for prosecution.
Parading the suspect before newsmen on Monday in Jos, the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr. Adekunle Oladunjoye said the suspect had invited the victim from Kaduna to stay with him, but while going through her phone saw some text messages from other men.
CP Oladunjoye said the suspect has been charged to court.
Also paraded by the Police boss was one Dabung David Dele who strangled to death, Nanchi Zakariya, a Psychology student of the University of Jos.
” The suspect on interrogation owned up to the crime,” he said,
“The case has been charged to court for Justice to prevail. “
Also paraded were four suspected kidnappers and a notorious car snatcher identified as Aqwan Moses from whom four cars were recovered.
“On 23rd of February 2016 at about 20.00hours, one Mambur Vongtau , the husband of Hauwa Bali now late went to her father’s house and lured her out of the compound and stabbed her on the right rib with a knife , thereafter , he used an axe to dismember her two hands, ” Oladunjoye said.
“He has confessed to the crime and the suspect will soon appear in court when the SCID investigating the case has completed the investigation .
“Similarly on the 28th of January 2016 , Police detectives from the SCID arrested one Godwin Banchir of Bassa LGA aged 34 years , who hit his mother , Saratu Banchir on the head to death over a disagreement between them , the case has been charged to court “.
Similarly, one Mary Bassey of Angwan Ceto, Zaira road and Solomon Sunday of Buyo village of Bassa LGA has been arrested in connection with fake currency circulating in Jos, Oladunjoye said.
During investigation, the suspects confessed that they were given the fake currency notes of different denominations by one Muhammed Jaafar of Isheme Lere LGA of Kaduna, who was subsequently arrested, the suspects during interrogation confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court when investigation is concluded.
The CP called on members of the public to be weary and cautious about these dubious people as the fake currency notes have already being circulated by the criminals.