A 34-year-old resident of Gyawana, in Lamurde local government of Adamawa State, Inuwa Yunana is currently cooling his heels in police custody over alleged robbing, stoning of a friend Augustine Otti to death.
A statement by the spokesman of the state police command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje disclosed that the suspect carted away with N100,000 belonging to the victim.
“Adamawa State Police Command on 15/5/2023, apprehended a 34-year-old man, for stoning to death his close friend one Augustine Otti and Robbed him of the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (100,000).
“The suspect, Inuwa Yunana, a resident of Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area subdued the deceased, Augustine Otti by Hiting him with a strong object on the head and threw him into a gutter.
“In addition to that, he stoned the deceased until he was sure he had died before taking away from him the sum of N100,000 Cash.
“The suspect brutally killed the deceased on the 18/4/2023 at about 8:00pm while accompanying him to go and complete payment of rice he bought at Mbemum village.
“The suspect was apprehended following the recovery of material evidences at the scene of the crime which is linked to him.
“Interestingly, the suspect voluntarily made a confessional statement saying he was only interested in taking possession of the deceased money.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola while expressing disappointment over the unfortunate incident, Commended Operatives of the Command for Detecting, arresting and making it impossible for the Suspect to escape Justice,” the statement said.