Kwara Soldier Apprehended for Assaulting Police Officers

The injured officer was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, as confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
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The police in Kwara State have arrested a soldier identified as PTE Suleiman Sadiq for allegedly injuring a divisional police officer, DSP Morufu Keji, serving in the Baruten Local Government Area of the state.

According to the statement from the police command spokesperson, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, "During 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."

The altercation escalated when, as the statement read, "the complainant, Suleiman Sidiq, who was under the influence of intoxicating substances became so unruly.

Furthermore, the spokesperson stated, "Suleiman Sidiq brought out a Jackknife and inflicted severe injury on the head and stabbed the left hand of the DPO," referring to the injured divisional police officer.

"After 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 thorough investigation," the statement added.

The injured officer was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, as confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).

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