20 suspects were arrested by the Niger State Police Command over killing of the Divisional Crime Officer, Kpakungu Police Division, DSP Aaron Sunday who was hacked down by rampaging hoodlums last Friday at Barikin Saleh area of Minna.
DSP Aaron Sunday, 47 year-old and a father of six met his untimely death when he led his men to arrest youths who were unleashing terror on innocent people at a wedding ceremony. This happened few weeks after his promotion to DSP in charge of crime in Kpakungu Divison in Minna.
His remains was released by the police authorities for burial at Kagoro in Kaura Local Government of Kaduna state on Thursday.
Elkana revealed that the suspects were picked up from different areas of Minna, and that they were found with dangerous weapons which they used in attacking innocent residents.
Read Elkana’s explanation:
“Some of them were invited by their friends to that particular ceremony just to disrupt the occasion.”
“We dispatched a team of policemen led by the late DSP Aaron Sunday to the scene with a view to maintaining peace there, but unfortunately, the hoodlums attacked the team and injured some members of the team while the officer lost his life as a result of the attack.”
“So, we moved in diligently and got them arrested, but we are still looking for about three or two fleeing members of the gang because they were in large number.”
“They have explained the roles they played in the crime and at the completion of our investigation, we will arraign them in court.”