Police Arrest Man For Assaulting Police Officer And Attempted Homicide In Kwara State

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested one Suleiman Sidiq for assaulting a policeman with a dangerous weapon.

In a press release on Thursday, 21st March 2024 signed by the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, said that on 20th March 2024, 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 area of Ilesha-Baruba Kwara state.

The statement read, “During the investigation, it was discovered that the case stemmed from a land dispute, parties involved were warned to maintain peace and return the following day March 21, 2024, for further resolution.

“However, 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, during the intervention by the Divisional Police Officer DSP Marufu Keji; Suleiman Sidiq brought out a Jack Knife and inflicted severe injury on the head and stabbed the left hand of the DPO.

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

“Meanwhile, the officer assaulted is receiving medical treatment for the injuries sustained as further details on the incident will be provided as the investigation progresses, the statement said.