Phone thief stabs female victim to death in FCT

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested one, Danladi Abubakar, 20 for allegedly killing a yet-to-be identified woman who he stabbed her to death with a knife after snatching her mobile phone at Kasuwa-Dere in the Gwagwalada area of the FCT.

The command’s spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, said in a statement on Sunday that the suspect was arrested by police detectives from Gwagwalada following an intelligence report.

The statement read in part, “The FCT Police Command has arrested one suspect for culpable homicide in the Kasuwa-Dere, Gwagwalada area.

“Acting on credible intelligence, the suspect, one Danladi Abubakar, 20, was arrested by police detectives from the Gwagwalada Division for the gruesome murder of a yet-to-be identified middle-aged woman.

“The suspect, who was identified by another victim, confessed to being a member of a notorious phone snatching syndicate operating in the Gwagwalada area.

“Exhibits recovered are one sharp knife used for stabbing the deceased and one Tecno phone belonging to the late woman.”



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