Man arrested for allegedly killing friend in Lokoja

Man arrested for allegedly killing friend in Lokoja

One Murtala Dare,32, has been arrested by police in Lokoja for allegedly killing his friend during a scuffle.

The Spokesman of the Police Command in Kogi, DSP William Aya, told newsmen on Monday in Lokoja that the suspect was arrested at a hideout in the early hours of Monday.

Aya said that Dare, a welder, killed his friend, Lukman, at Jackie’s area in Lokoja at about 9 p.m. on Aug. 16.

According to him, Dare and Lukman were hanging out in the area alongside other fun-seekers when an argument led to an exchange of blows between the two friends.

”Dare was said to have overpowered Lukman, smashed him to the ground, and brought out a knife with which he was said to have slaughtered his friend.

”Other people around immediately called in policemen from the nearby A Division headquarters but Dare fled the scene before the arrival of the police,” he said.

Aya said that the manhunt launched by policemen later yielded results when Dare was apprehended in a house where he was hiding.

He also said that investigation into the incident had commenced, adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded, NAN reports.

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