A student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nnamdi Jeremiah, has allegedly admitted killing a lecturer of the institution, Associate Professor Karl Kwaghger.
According to him, he killed him when he was not willing to release his car on November 28 when he attempted to rob him.
This was revealed by the Benue State police on Saturday, while parading the suspect.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday, December 5, said the suspect identified as Nnamdi Jeremiah, a student of same university was arrested in Abuja where he went to sell the deceased’s car.
“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,” the statement reads.
“Swiftly, police detectives where deployed to the scene where they met the victim brutally stabbed on his ribs and cut on his neck. The victim was rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital where he was confirmed dead and deposited at the morgue.
“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 sale the car of the deceased.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and further stated that his initial intention was to threaten the victim with a make believe gun and rob him of his car but he ended up killing him because of his resistance and took the car away. Investigation is in progress.”