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Man arrested for beating police officer in Kwara

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A man, identified as Suleiman Sidiq, has landed in police custody for assaulting a police officer at Sinau town, in Ilesha-Baruba, Kwara North Senatorial District.

The victim was said to have sustained severe injuries as a result of the battery.

The spokesperson of the Kwara State Police Command, DSP Ejire Adeyemi Toun, while Man arrested for beating police officer in Kwara while commenting on a viral video on the development, stated that it occurred on March 20, 2024.

According to her: “At about 5:20 pm, a report was received from one PTE Suleiman Sidiq, a soldier serving at Sector 3 Garrison, Mongunu, Maiduguri, regarding a case of mischief in the Sinawu town of Ilesha-Baruba, Kwara State.

Findings from the investigation revealed that the incident was prompted by a land dispute, and the parties involved were charged to embrace peace and return the following day, March 21, 2024, for further resolution.

” 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 Jackknife, stabbed the left hand of the DPO and inflicted severe injury on the head.

“Following the assault, Suleiman Sidiq fled the station by scaling the fence. Immediately, he was given a hot chase. Subsequently, he was apprehended and transferred to the state CID in Ilorin for a thorough investigation,” she said.

The force image maker further said that the officer victim is receiving medical attention for the injuries sustained.

Further details on the incident will be provided as the investigation progresses, she added.

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