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Soldier Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer In Kwara

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Soldier Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer In Kwara

After the assault, Suleiman Sidiq fled the station by scaling the fence.

Ilorin, Kwara State– Men of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested a soldier, identified as Suleiman Sidiq, for allegedly assaulting Divisional Police Officer, DSP Marufu Keji, in the Sinawu Town area of Ilesha-Baruba, Kwara state.

This was made known in a statement by the Kwara Public Relations officer, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, on Thursday, March 21, 2024, stating that a policeman was assaulted by a soldier holding a dangerous weapon.

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“On March 20, 2024, at about 1720hrs a report was received from one PTE Suleiman Sidiq, a soldier serving at Sector3 Garrison, Mongunu, Maiduguri, regarding a case of mischief in the Sinawu Town area of Ilesha-Baruba Kwara state.

“During investigation, it was discovered that the case stemmed from a land dispute, parties involved were warned to maintain peace and return the following day March 21, 2024, for further resolution.

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“However, the situation took a violent turn when the complainant, Suleiman Sidiq, who was under the influence of intoxicating substances became so unruly. All efforts and persuasion to calm him down proved abortive, he attacked the Divisional Crime Officer, ASP Okeowo Joel, in the course of intervention by the Divisional Police Officer DSP Marufu Keji; Suleiman Sidiq brought out a Jack Knife and inflicted severe injury on the head and stabbed the left hand of the DPO.

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The image maker said after the assault, Suleiman Sidiq fled the station by scaling the fence.

“Immediately, he was given a hot chase in a bid to arrest him. Subsequently, he was apprehended and transferred to the state CID in Ilorin for thorough investigation.

She added that the officer assaulted is receiving medical treatment for the injuries sustained.

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