ATBU student killed while helping girlfriend recover snatched phone – Police


ATBU student killed while helping girlfriend recover snatched phone – Police

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Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Bauchi state police command has explained that the murdered 500 level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University was stabbed with a sharp knife while trying to help girlfriend recover a snatched phone.

The Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed made this known in a Crime bulletin made available to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil Wednesday.

According to the bulletin, the CP made this known when he received in audience, the leadership of two students bodies (NUBAS and SUG ) in his office at the State Command Headquarters.

The bulletin noted that the visit by the students unions was prompted by the recent incident which occurred on 02/12/2023 where some unknown persons, numbers not ascertained, snatched a handbag containing a mobile phone belonging to a lady one Philomena Ahobee, ‘f’ 28yrs a student of Abubakar Tatari Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi.

The CP said, as a result, her boyfriend Agbaidu Joseph, ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Anguwan Ngas who is a student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university (ATBU) Bauchi, tried to help her to retrieve the handbag containing the phone.

The crime bulletin further said that the assailant(s) stabbed him on the left-side of his chest with a sharp knife.

CP Auwal disclosed that the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi for treatment but was certified dead while on admission by a medical doctor.

The CP who observed a minute silence in honor of the murdered student, assured them of the deployment of the Intelligence and operational asset of the Command to the affected areas.

He also ordered the posting of more personnel and patrol vans for constant visibility patrol in the area.

The bulletin said that students union leaders had earlier speaking, kicked against the violent protest by some erring students of the university.

They applauded the CP for his swift response and for nipping the violent protest in the bud.

The students leaders had earlier presented a letter of request to the Commissioner of Police soliciting more security presence around their communities.