Police Arrest 15-yr-old For Cutting Off Farmer’s Hand In Bauchi

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Bauchi state Police Command has arrested one Adamu Ibrahim, a 15-year-old from Jital village in Bauchi state for allegedly amputating a farmer’s left hand over a misunderstanding.
Police investigation revealed that on Thursday, 24th August, the suspect (Adamu Ibrahim) who was armed with a stick and machete invaded the victim’s farmland and destroyed the yet-to-be-ascertained value of crops.
According to a statement signed by Bauchi police spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, on Saturday, a disagreement ensued, in the course of which the suspect stabbed the victim upon asking him to vacate his farmland.
He said, “As a result, the victim’s left hand was chopped. The suspect drew his machete and chopped off the left hand of the victim.”
Police Preliminary Investigation also revealed that the suspect had on several occasions trespassed into the victim’s farmland with his cows while rearing.
He said the unfortunate incident followed a series of complaints to the suspect’s father by the victim for intrusion into his rice farmland by the suspect.
“On receiving this report, the Area Commander, Metropolitan swung into action and activated more preventive measures to avert circumstances that may result in a herder-farmer clash in the area and equally directed the arrest of the suspect,” PPRO added.
The victim was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical attention.
The Bauchi state Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed, warned herders to steer clear from intrusion into farmlands in the state.
The CP directed the suspect be charged to court upon completion of the discreet investigation.


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