Juliana Francis

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old suspect for killing Talatu Usman, 36, and her one-year-old child in Lamurder Local Government Area of the state.

According to the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the teenager suspect carried out the dreadful act on 6th June 2022.

The PPRO said: “The suspect, Volamu Kalbes, and the victims are residents of Sabon Layi village in Lamurde LGA. The suspect allegedly attacked the victim by the riverside where she went to take bath alongside her child. The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her but to no avail, as he overpowered her because of which he subdued and pressed her down into the water where she died.

“As if this was not enough, the suspect took the child who was crying uncontrollably on the riverbank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless. The suspect was arrested by the command operatives attached to Lamurde Divisional Police Headquarters, following a report received by the victim’s husband, Alh. Usman Abdul is currently grieving over the loss of his wife and child.”


Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, SK Akande, directed for a more discreet investigation into the matter. He also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCID) to take over the investigation.

He equally called on the members of the public to desist from all criminal acts as the police will not relent in bringing to book anyone found violating the laws of the land.


The number one policeman in the state assured the government and good people of Adamawa State of his determination to ensure that the law takes its course.


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