In a disturbing turn of events, a 500-level veterinary medicine student at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, has been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi State for his alleged involvement in the death of a 17-year-old teenager.
The accused, Abdullahi Ibrahim, stands accused of enticing the teenage secondary student with explicit photographs, persuading him to meet for a same-sex encounter.
The NSCDC Commandant for Bauchi State, Ilelaboye Oyejide, disclosed these shocking details during a press conference at the command’s headquarters. The tragic incident unfolded in Misau town, located in the Misau Local Government Area of the state.
Oyejide, who reported that the command had received information about a potential homicide case, stated that the lifeless body of a 17-year-old secondary student, Umar Usman, a resident of Misau, was discovered wrapped in cloth and abandoned at Misau bypass.
Taking swift action, Oyejide immediately assembled a team of skilled intelligence officers to investigate the incident and bring the culprits to justice.
“On October 20, 2023, a lifeless body of Umar Usman was found wrapped in a white cloth and dumped in Misau bypass. He was quickly taken to General Hospital Misau, where a medical doctor certified him as deceased, and his body was subsequently returned to his family for burial,” Oyejide reported.
Following an extensive investigation by the authorities, the suspect, Abdullahi Ibrahim, a 500-level student of Veterinary Medicine at ABU Zaria, was apprehended. In the course of the investigation, a chat history was discovered between the suspect and the deceased, Usman, where the suspect allegedly enticed the victim with promises of a same-sex relationship after showing explicit photographs.
Tragically, when Usman went to meet the accused, he was reportedly stabbed in the stomach, and his lifeless body was found wrapped in a white cloth at the scene.
During the investigation, Abdullahi Ibrahim confessed to his involvement in the crime. He is expected to face prosecution in court in accordance with the law.