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The Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested one Ahmed Abdullahi, 23, for allegedly stabbing his stepmother to death.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the arrest to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, said the suspect allegedly committed the act at about 11 p.m. on Friday at Ungwan-Yakubu, Agyaragu village, in Obi Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the suspect escaped from the scene of the incident and went into hiding, but was fished out of his hideout on Saturday morning.
He said the suspect was about to be lynched by people of the village before the police intervened and took him into custody.
Nansel added that the police had launched an investigation to ascertain the motive behind the alleged murder.