An ex-soldier, identified as Sunday Umaru, has been arrested by the Plateau State Police Command for killing his girlfriend after he saw some text messages on her phone.
Sunday, who served in the 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, but attached to Sector 7 of Operation Save Haven, Jos (OPSH), was alleged to have stabbed his lover, Charity Thomas, in the stomach in the Riyom Local Government Area, which led to her death
The Punch gathered that the soldier was dismissed by the army for the action and handed over to the police for prosecution.
Parading the suspect on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adekunle Oladunjoye, said the suspect had invited the victim from Kaduna State to stay with him,
He said, “While going through her phone, he saw some text messages from other men which made him lose his temper.”
Oladunjoye said the suspect had been charged to court.
Also paraded was one Dabung David, who allegedly strangled to death one Nanchi Zakariya, a Psychology student of a university in the state.
The CP said, “The suspect during interrogation owned up to the crime. The case has been charged to court for justice to prevail.”
Four suspected kidnappers and a notorious car snatcher, Aqwan Moses, from whom four cars were recovered, were also paraded.
The CP said, “On February 23, 2016, at about 8pm, one Mambur Vongtau, the husband of Hauwa Bali, now late, went to her father’s house and lured her out of the compound and stabbed her in the right rib. Thereafter, he used an axe to cut her two hands.
“Similarly, on January 28, 2016, detectives from the SCID arrested one Godwin Banchir of the Bassa LGA, who hit his mother, Saratu Banchir, on the head over a disagreement between them. The mother died and the case has been charged to court.”
The CP also called on members of the public to be cautious of dubious people.
He explained that fake currency notes were being circulated by criminals.
He said there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state as the command had intensified efforts to checkmate criminals.