18-year-old man in police net for killing woman, one year old child in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command on the Monday, June 6, 2022 has apprehended an 18-year-old man, Volamu Kalbes for alleged brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman, Talatu Alh. Usman and her one year old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.

A statement by the command’s image maker, SP Sulaiman Nguroje said, both the suspect, Volamu Kalbes and the victims are residents of Sabon Layi village in Lamurde LGA.

The Suspect allegedly attacked the victim by the river side where she went to take bath along side her one year old child.

“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the Suspect to rape her but to no avail, as he overpowered her as a result of which he subdued and pressed her down into the water where she died.

“After killing the woman, the suspect took the child who was crying profusely on the river bank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless,” the statement said.

On the strength of that, the suspect was arrested by the command operatives attached to Lamurde Divisional Police Headquarters, following a report received by the victim’s husband, Alh. Usman Abdul who is currently bereaved over the lost of his wife and child.

The Commissioner of Police Sikiru Akande has directed for more discreet investigation into the matter.

He however, ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to take over investigation.

He equally called on the members of the public to desist from all criminal acts as the police will not relent in bringing to book anyone found violating the laws of the land..

The Police Boss assured the government and good people of Adamawa state of his determination towards ensuring that the law take it course.


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