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Police declare NSCDC officer wanted for stabbing man in Sokoto

06 October 2015, 19:16

Sokoto - The Sokoto State Police Command on Tuesday declared an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Aliyu Jekada, wanted for allegedly stabbing a 25-year man, Kasimu Dandaba.

The command’s spokesman, Sabo Kurawa, told NAN: "Jekada has been declared wanted by the police and wherever he is, we are trailing him and we will get him to face justice.''

Police said Jekada had stabbed Dandaba last Sunday at Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko Local Government Area of the state at about midnight following a disagreement.

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"It is true that the officer stabbed Dandaba, who is now receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Sokoto.’’

The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Adamu Soja, who confirmed the incident, said Jekada was suspended six weeks ago by the command for absconding from duty.

"We received a petition from his family over some problems and I summoned him, but he refused to appear in the office.

"I even directed the intelligence unit of the command to track him and bring him to the office, but he was nowhere to be found.

"Jekada is also being wanted by us and he will face justice anytime we get him,’’ he said. 



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