34-year-old postgraduate student murdered by assailants in Nasarawa
Emmanuel Dauda Akuki, a 34-year-old postgraduate student at Nasarawa State University in Keffi has been assassinated by unknown criminals.
On Saturday night, October 24, criminals broke into Nasarawa Housing Estate on the Makurdi/Jos road, killing the Forensic and Correctional Psychology student and stealing belongings, according to reports.
Around 10 p.m., the assailants leapt over the backyard fence and gained entry inside the estate, according to Daily Trust.
The victim was stabbed in the back of the neck before being strangled to death, according to reports.
ASP Nansel Ramhan, a spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed the incident and said an inquiry had been begun to determine the motive for the murder.
Meanwhile, on behalf of Governor Abdullahi Sule, the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s family on Monday, October 25.
The Deputy Governor Dr Akabe sympathized with the father of the deceased, Mr Dauda Akuki-Ovedoh and his family and prayed the Lord grant the deceased eternal rest.
Dr Akabe directed the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeshina Soyemi to as a matter of urgency bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to book to serve as a deterrent to others.