Robbers Kill Nigerian Student


A Nigerian student has been killed and two others sustained various degrees of injury when three armed men allegedly attacked their Accra New Town residence at dawn yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Nazifi Osman Muhammed, 27. He was reportedly stabbed in the stomach and the chest by the robbers who were all masked.

The injured were Jamiru Osman, 23, and Mustapha Musa, 22, who are receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The three, according to reports, are all Information Communication Technology (ICT) students of Sikkim Manipul University, located at Circle, Accra.

Meanwhile, the Kotobabi police have arrested one out of the three men who allegedly attacked the students.

The suspect, whose name is being withheld and currently in police custody, was arrested by neighbours and later handed over to the police, according to reports.

The Kotobabi District Police Commander, DSP Elizabeth Tiekuwaa Dankwa, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, said the suspect was yet to be interrogated by the police.

‘Suspect was apprehended hours after the robbery attack by residents when he was passing in front of the house, on suspicion that he might be one of the suspects, but it is the duty of the police to confirm that through investigations.

‘We are keeping him in our custody to assist us in our investigations,’ she added.

Briefing the paper about the attack, DSP Dankwah said the incident occurred at about 3:30 am.

Police received a report from Mustapha Musa, one of the victims, that while they were asleep at Accra Newtown three masked men armed with a kitchen knife attacked and inflicted knife wounds on them.

He continued that his brothers, Nazifi Osman Muhammed and Jamiru Osman, were stabbed in the chests and the stomachs but he only sustained wounds on the hands.

‘Complainant said they were all rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment by neighbours but Nazifi was pronounced dead by doctors on arrival at the health facility while Jamiru, who was unconscious, was admitted,’

the police officer narrated.
The body of Nazifi has since been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital awaiting autopsy.

Meanwhile, further information gathered by the paper indicated that the armed robbers had a hint that the victims had received $4,000 dollars from their elder brother in Nigeria to pay their school fees; and so decided to use brute force to collect the money.

BY Linda Tenyah
(lindatenyah@gmail.com)

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