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Police apprehend soldier for allegedly stabbing motorcyclist




By Miracle Esegha

The Police in Lagos State has apprehended a Nigerian Army Lance Corporal attached to 159 Battalion in Yobe, for allegedly stabbing a commercial motorcyclist in the abdomen.

Meantime, the Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest on Monday.

He noted that the soldier was arrested on Saturday at 3.00 a.m. in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The police spokesman added that the Ikorodu Police Division received a report from a Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a lounge.

The image maker maintained that the CSO reported that on Saturday at about 2.00 a.m., the suspect (name withheld), a serving member of the Nigerian Army, allegedly used a gun-like Jack Knife to stab one Saheed Isa, a commercial motorcyclist.

Hundeyin narrated that the incident happened when the soldier and the motorcyclist had a misunderstanding over an undisclosed matter at a bar.

According him, the attack caused grievous and life-threatening injuries to the motorcyclist.

“The scene of crime was visited by detectives of the division and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical attention, where he was currently admitted and is responding to treatment.

“The suspect has been arrested with the exhibit knife. Investigation is ongoing,” he added.