Two arrested for allegedly k#lling a tricyclist and st£aling his tricycle, others in Niger

Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested two suspects in connection with the d£ath of a 45-year-old man, Boniface Chinanwa, in Suleja., Suleja LGA of the state.

The suspects, identified as Sunday Paul, 22, and Bali Joshua, 33, and one Zingfa Selchak, who’s currently at large, are accused of str@¥gling Boniface to d£ath.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a statement said the two suspects had confessed to the crime of culpable hom#cide, conspiracy and th£ft.

According to him, “The suspects were invited by Zingfa Selchak on May 17, 2023 who briefed them on his intention to sn@tch a tricycle and needed their assistance to perpetrate the act.

Zingfa took them to somewhere along Kwamba road, opposite Timber-shed, and told them to wait for him, and shortly he appeared with a tricycle rider whom he deceitfully contracted to convey some goods for him.

They jointly moved to a nearby corner with the rider pretending to start packing the goods into the tricycle. Suddenly, the said Zingfa placed a cable on the n£ck of the rider from the rear, tightly drawn and str@¥gulated him till d£ath with the help of Bali while Sunday ti£d the hands of the victim.

The suspects also searched the victim, st%le his phone and other valuables in his possession while Zingfa drove the tricycle to an unknown destination, both Bali and Sunday dr%pped the body of the deceased by the roadside, where it was discovered the following morning”.


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