Police in Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, say they have nabbed suspected murderer of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the State.

The late NYSC member, Lawal Kontagora, was killed on 17 October. Two  suspects were earlier arrested on October 20.

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The command’s Public Relation Officer ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed that the kingpin was arrested on the second day of November.

Usman said the suspect, Adamu Jibrin, 22, had made useful statement to the police on the offence.

“We recovered six loaded cartridges, two knives, two cutlass, a double barrel and one Samsung phone in his room at Unguwar Yero Area in Kaduna,” Usman said.

Two suspects already charged

According to him, the kingpin is still under investigation, but the two other suspects have already been charged to court.

The police spokesman said the arrest were carried out by the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB).

He assured the public of their commitment to rid criminals and criminality in Kaduna.

“We need the support of every one to achieve it,” Usman said.