A middle-aged man, Ibrahim Raymond, has been arrested by the police in Plateau State for allegedly killing a tricycle rider, Micah Luka, and burying him in an uncompleted building.
Ibrahim, as a security guard in the Millionaires’ Quarter area of Jos metropolis, was among the over 40 suspects paraded by the police for various crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping, at the command headquarters in Jos on Wednesday.
Ibrahim, who confessed to the crime, told PUNCH Metro that he decided to kill the victim, who was his friend, because of money.
“He (the tricycle rider) was my friend. He told me that he had money and I asked him to give me some, but he refused and I killed him. I regret my actions,” the suspect stated.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, narrated how the suspect was apprehended by men of the command.
He said, “On December 22, 2020, based on credible intelligence, police detectives attached to the Anwan Rogo Division, Jos, arrested one Mubarak Isah of Angwan Rimi, Jos, in possession of a tricycle with number plate QAP 142 WW, which he was about to dispose of.
“The suspect could not give a satisfactory account of how he came about the tricycle. Interrogated further, he confessed that the tricycle was given to him by one Raymond Ibrahim of the Millionaires’ Quarter, Jos. The said Raymond was tracked down and arrested. On interrogation, he confessed to have killed the owner of the tricycle, identified as Micah Luka, of the same address on December 16, 2020, and buried the victim in an uncompleted building along Liberty Boulevard, Jos.
“The suspect led the police to the burial site, where the decomposing corpse of the victim was exhumed. Exhibits recovered from the suspects include the victim’s ATM card and the suspected murder weapon.
“The case is still under investigation and the suspect will soon be charged.”