The suspect

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Nnamdi Jeremiah in connection with the death of late Mr. Karl Kwaghger, a lecture at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

A press statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Catherine Anene, said the suspect was arrested in Abuja and had already confessed to the crime.

According to the statement, the suspect stated that his initial intension was to threaten the victim with a make believe gun and rob the deceased of his car but, he ended up killing him because of his resistance and took the car away.

Anene recalled that “On 28/11/2020 at about 2120hrs information was received that  Dr. Karl Kwaghger, a lecturer with the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi was found in a pool of blood at J.S. Tarka Foundation where he went to relax.

“Swiftly, police detectives were deployed to the scene where they met the victim brutally stabbed on his ribs and cut on his neck.


The make believe gun

“The victim was rushed to Bishop Murray  Hospital where he was confirmed dead and deposited at the morgue.

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“During investigation, one Nnamdi Jeremiah ‘m’ of Umigwe village, Imo State, a student of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, was arrested in Abuja where he went to sell the car of the deceased.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and further stated  that his initial intension was to threaten the victim with a make believe gun and rob the deceased of his car but he ended up killing him because of his resistance and took the car away,” the statement said.

She however said investigation is still in progress.