A 20 year old welder, identified as Maina Mustapha has been allegedly killed at politician’s residence in Maiduguri.
The Police Command in Borno on Tuesday confirmed that the deceased was killed in Maiduguri during a gathering at the resident of a politician, Mr Grema Terab.
Investigations have begun, and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, told newsmen that a total of 24 persons have been arrested in connection with the killing which occurred on April 15,2018.
He said the command had earlier declined request by Terab to hold a political meeting at his residence in GRA area of Maiduguri.
In his words;
“Terab sent a request in a letter with a PDP logo, seeking permission to hold a meeting at his residence in the GRA area.
“The letter was signed by Terab and not by the PDP Chairman or any other official of the party.
“And considering the appearance of a party logo on the letter, we notified him that the command would not permit political gathering within residential areas and advised him to hold the meeting at public places or hotels to enable us to provide security.
“Terab acted against the command’s position, held the meeting at his residence and in the process one persons was stabbed to death,”
Terab, who was the convener of the meeting,has gone into hiding and is currently at large even though he has been ordered to report to the nearest police station.