A man in Bauchi State identified as Ibrahim Hashimu, met his death after he was beaten in Dallaji village in Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State for allegedly stealing seven pieces of watermelons worth N2,000.
Bauchi State Police Command’s Pubic Relations Officer, PPRO, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed this in a press release signed by him adding that the deceased trespassed into the farmland of one Mohammed Garba in the process of taking the stolen fruits away and conspired with others to beat him with sticks which then led to his death.
The statement read, “On the 29th March 2023 at about 1000hrs, Ado Sanya ‘m’ aged 40yrs of Dallaji village Tudun Wada ward Warji LGA, reported at Warji Divisional Police Headquarters that on the same date at about 0120hrs one Ibrahim Hashimu ‘m’ criminally trespass into the farmland of one Mohammed Garba ‘M’ of the same address and stole some watermelon.
“On receiving the report, a team of detectives were quickly drafted to the scene and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Warji for medical attention and referred them to Cottage Hospital Gwaram LGA, Jigawa State, where he was certified dead by the medical doctor,” the PPRO, SP Wakil, stated.
The perpetrators who also included Mohammad Daluta (24), Ibrahim Mahmud (22), Bashir Mahmud (18) and Abdullahi Mahmud (22), were said to have tied the deceased’s hands with a rope and he was beaten with sticks till he sustained internal injuries which led to his death.
SP Wakil, berated the perpetrators for taking justice into their own hands, rather than reporting to the police, he then directed that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for further investigation.