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Published On: Sun, Jul 20th, 2014

Police arrest civil defence officer for murder

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By Joy Baba

A member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Assistant-Inspector Lasisi Kabir Iyanda, has been arrested and detained in Police custody over the brutal murder of 32-year-old Kamaldeen Muritala, an Islamic Religious Knowledge teacher attached to Titilope Islamic Comprehensive High School, Ejigbo, Osun state on June 27, 2014.

This was contained in a statement, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) ACP Frank Mbah in Abuja.

The statement also said preliminary enquiry by Police detectives from the Osun State Police Command, Osogbo reveals that the victim, Kamaldeen Muritala died at Baptist Hospital Ejigbo from complications arising from fatal stab wounds inflicted on his neck with a jack-knife by the NSCDC

member during an argument close to the entrance of an examination hall where National Examination Council (NECO) examination was taking place.

He further said, following the demise of the deceased Islamic teacher, students of the school attempted to raze down office structures belonging to the NSCDC as well as those of other government establishments in the area, but the timely intervention of the Police prevented further breakdownof law and order.

The statement added that Police High Command has commended the officers and men of Osun state Police Command for their timely intervention, which helped to rescue the 30-year-old suspect concerned as well as other property and whittle down what otherwise might have turned into a major catastrophe.

“The apex Police authority however, enjoined citizens never to take laws into their own hands no matter the provocation, promising that justice would be served in this case”, it stated.

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