Police Detain Military Personnel in Connection with Stabbing Kwara DPO


Suleiman Sidiq, a soldier, was apprehended for allegedly stabbing a police officer in Kwara State, according to a statement by Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, the spokesperson for Kwara State PoliceCommand, on Thursday. The incident occurred when Sidiq, who was brought to the police station to resolve a complain, allegedly stabbed Divisional Police Officer Marufu Keji while purportedly under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

“On March 20, 2024, at about 17;20 hours, a report was received from one PTE, Suleiman Sidiq, a soldier serving at Sector 3 Garrison, Mongunu, Maiduguri, regarding a case of mischief in the Sinawu Town area of Ilesha-Baruba Kwara State.

“During the investigation, it was discovered that the case stemmed from a land dispute. The parties involved were warned to maintain peace and return the following day, March 21, 2024, for further resolution.

“However, the situation took a violent turn when the complainant, Suleiman Sadiq, who was under the influence of intoxicating substances, became so unruly. All efforts and persuasion to calm him down proved abortive; he attacked the Divisional Crime Offer, ASP Okeowo Joel, in the course of intervention by the Divisional Police Officer, DSP Marufu Keji; Suleiman Sadiq brought out a jack knife and inflicted severe injury on the head and stabbed the left hand of the DPO,” she said.

She mentioned that Sidiq managed to flee from the station by climbing over the fence. Additionally, she stated that law enforcement officers subsequently apprehended him, and he was placed under custody, Furthermore, she mentioned that the injured police officer is currently receiving medical treatment.

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