Police arrest killer of 12-year-old boy in Kwara


Nigeria Police ForceKwara State Police Command on Friday paraded one Abubakar Jimoh aka Abu Carrot who allegedly murdered a 12-year-old boy and injured his pregnant mother in the Adewole area of the Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state about two years ago.

Abu Carrot was said to have been arrested by the police along with his accomplice, one Mutador Olamilekan, on Tuesday, on Madi Road, in the Gaa Saka area of Ilorin, while on their way to rob members of a social club who were holding a meeting in the area.

The suspects, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, were arrested by the Police during a stop-and-search operation on vehicles passing through the area.

Parading the suspects along with three others who were arrested for alleged car theft and house burglary, Odama said Abu Carrot and Olamilekan were nabbed with one locally made revolver pistol.

He said, “Officers and men attached to the new model police station which was recently inaugurated by the IGP, Alkali Baba, at Madi area, Ilorin, on December 6, 2022, at about 1400hrs, while on surveillance patrol of the area spotted the duo of Abubakar Jimoh ‘m’ (aka Abu Carrot) and Murtador Olamilekan ‘m’ on Madi Road, Gaa-Saka area Ilorin. They were stopped and when search was conducted, one locally made revolver pistol was found in their possession.

“Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed freely that they were on a mission to operate and rob members of a group by the name Ifesowapo Social Club, while in a meeting on Madi Road.

“Investigation further revealed that the first suspect, Abubakar Jimoh ‘m’ aka Abu Carrot, has been on the wanted list of the Command, having shot and killed a 12-year-old boy and got the late boy’s pregnant mother seriously injured in the Adewole area about two years ago. The suspects will soon be charged to court,” he added.

Speaking further, the commissioner said items recovered from other suspects arrested included three Toyota Sienna buses, one Toyota Corolla car, four motorcycles, one plasma television, three generators, seven bags containing telephone accessories, five bags of Semovita and house-breaking tools, including one iron cutter and one iron rod.

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