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Police Arrest Killers Of University Lecturer In Markurdi

Police in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State, Northcentral Nigeria have arrested two suspects over the alleged murder of Karl Kwagher, an Associate Professor, at the Department of the Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 

HumAngle gathered that the suspects were arrested while trying to dispose of the lecturer’s car at Karu, Nasarawa State, near Abuja. 

Police sources told our reporter that the two suspects are now in police custody undergoing interrogation by the police.

Catherine Sewuese Anene, the state police command Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest of the suspects, noting that they were in police custody for further investigation.

The Associate Professor was stabbed to death on Saturday at about 9:30 pm around the JS Tarka Foundation premises Opposite IBB Square at High-level area in Makurdi.

His assailants went away with his Toyota Avanza car and phones.

The motives behind his murder are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, sources however said, he might have been killed based on a business transaction.

Dr Ameh Ejembi, chairman Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi chapter, who also confirmed the incident could not comment further as he was yet to get details about the incident.

The late Kwagher was also a car dealer who has a car stand close to Barnada office in Makurdi.

HumAngle gathered that apart from being a car dealer, the late university lecturer was also an into money lending business. 

Sources around Makurdi town said that his assailants might be sent by one of his customers who may not be willing to pay back money borrowed from him.  

The associate professor is married to a customs officer.

HumAngle learnt that barely three weeks ago a young man in his late twenties believed to specialize in car tracking and motorcycle theft was lynched and set on fire by a mob. 

He met his waterloo while attempting to rob a commercial motorcyclist of his motorbike at gunpoint. 

His body was found near the Civil Service Commission along Old Otukpo Road. Motorcyclists and passersby had gathered to catch a glimpse of the body. 

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