The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has expressed strong condemnation over the recent horrific murder of a lady in a Yola North local government council hotel.
The commissioner, as at the time of filing this report, has promptly ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to apprehend the perpetrator and any accomplices, ensuring they face prosecution.
In a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the commissioner urged hoteliers to promptly report individuals with suspicious behaviour to the police.
The Commissioner emphasized a commitment to apprehending the suspect and asserted that the killing of innocent citizens would not be tolerated.
Highlighting the sanctity of citizens’ lives, Babatola emphasized that such heinous acts would be dealt with according to existing laws.
The statement underscored the Command’s dedication to safeguarding lives and property, emphasizing collaboration with sister security agencies to protect citizens’ fundamental rights.
While reassuring the public, Babatola appealed for calm, assuring that both security agencies’ top management is diligently working within legal bounds to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Reports reveal that the victim was beheaded by a ritualist who had checked into the hotel on January 18, 2024.
The suspect left the premises with the victim’s severed head after informing the receptionist that he needed to buy something outside. Upon investigation, the staff discovered the lifeless body of the young lady in the suspect’s room.