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Bauchi Man Beaten To Death For Stealing Watermelon

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A man, Ibrahim Hashimu has been beaten to death at Dallaji Village, Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State after he allegedly stole seven pieces of watermelon worth N2,000.

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Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil confirmed the incident in a press release signed and made available to pressmen in Bauchi, he added that the culprit has been arrested.

According to Wakil, investigation conducted into the matter showed that the deceased trespassed into a farm belonging to Mohammed Garba and stole seven pieces of watermelon which cost N2,000. When the farm owner caught him, he conspired with other people who beat the man with sticks till he sustained internal bleeding and passed away.

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“On the 29th March 2023 at about 1000hrs, Ado Sanya ‘m’ aged 40yrs of Dallaji village Tudun Wada ward Warji LGA, reported at Warji Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 0120hrs one Ibrahim Hashimu ‘m’ criminally trespass into the farmland of one Mohammed Garba ‘M’ of the same address and stole some watermelon.

“On receiving the report, a team of detectives were quickly drafted to the scene and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Warji for medical attention and referred them to Cottage Hospital Gwaram LGA, Jigawa State, where he was certified dead by the medical doctor,” the PPRO, a Superintendent of Police (SP), stated.

He said that the deceased’s hands were tied with a rope, and he was beaten with sticks by Mohammad Daluta (24), Ibrahim Mahmud (22), Bashir Mahmud (18) and Abdullahi Mahmud (22).

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Wakil said the state Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, frowned at the action of the suspects, who instead of reporting the case to the police for proper investigation and prosecution, took the law into their hands. He directed that the case be transferred to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Bauchi for discreet investigation.


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