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Police begin investigation of alleged 17-year-old-boy murder in Adamawa



Nigeria Police

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa state, Afolabi Adeniyi, has begun an investigation into the alleged murder of a 17-year-old boy, Abdullahi Abba, fondly called Abdallah, following the directive of the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri.

On Saturday, the Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Ngurore, the Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer explained that the investigation into the alleged murder case had been completed.

According to the state police command, the report of its investigation would be made public on Monday.

The PPRO further revealed that the state governor directed the Commissioner of Police to investigate the alleged murder of the schoolboy, saying, “I can confirm to you that the investigation has been concluded, and the report will be released on Monday.”

Kemi Filani news recalls that Abdallah was allegedly tortured by members of Operation Farauta, a task force of police and military personnel combating crime in the state, pointing out that the victim became unconscious after the attack.

The boy (victim) eventually died on Wednesday, August 9, after days of receiving medical attention at the Modibo Adama Teaching Hospital in Yola.

According to the report, the late Abdallah was arrested on August 5 and tortured after a neighbour complained to the task force about a missing phone and accused the victim of stealing it.