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Police arrest man who tried to kill street trader in Kwara

The Kwara State police have arrested a 46-year-old suspect who tried to slaughter a 10-year-old boy who was promoting pepper in Ilorin, the state capital.

The suspect, recognized as Isiaka Adeniyi, was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Oke-Foma space of ​​Ilorin West Native Authorities Space of ​​the state.

The state police spokesman, Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, confirmed the incident in an announcement on Sunday. He mentioned the suspect lured the younger pepper vendor (names withheld) right into a room on the pretext of patronizing him.

After this, the suspect is claimed to have lined the sufferer's face with a material and tried to slaughter him with a knife.

The suspect, Isiaka Adeniyi

The state police PRO mentioned: “In line with data obtained from the C Division Police, on July 2, 2024 at about 6pm, a report was obtained from Onidoko Police Station stating that an incident occurred at about 5:30pm at Abab Oke-Foma space of ​​Ilorin.

“It was reported {that a} 10-year-old boy (title withheld) who resides in Abab Abayawo space of ​​Ilorin was promoting pepper when he was lured right into a room by a suspect recognized as Isiaka Adeniyi, 46 years outdated, of Ifedapo neighborhood, Oke-Foma space of ​​Ilorin.

“The suspect allegedly lured the sufferer underneath the pretext that he needed to purchase pepper, however as a substitute he lined the sufferer's face with a material and tried to slaughter him with a knife.”

Toun acknowledged that the suspect was arrested and delivered to the station due to the “swift motion of vigilant members of the neighborhood,” including that “preliminary investigations are at the moment underway whereas the case has been transferred to the state prison investigation division for an intensive and discreet investigation.”

The assertion famous that the state Police Commissioner, Victor Olaiya, recommended the proactive efforts of the neighborhood in apprehending the suspect and making certain that justice is finished on this severe matter.

“We urge the general public to stay calm as we proceed our investigation and guarantee them that the police will do every little thing inside their energy to make sure the security and safety of all residents of Kwara State,” the police assured.

In the meantime, the command mentioned it had deployed tactical groups to boost safety within the state efficient Sunday, July 7, 2024.

The command additionally “known as on all residents to stay vigilant and report any suspicious actions or individuals to the closest police station or by way of our emergency contact strains: 0812 527 5046 or 0703 206 9456.”

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