Jos — The police in Plateau State have arrested 21 suspects in connection with the invasion of Garkawa police station in Mikang Local Government Area which led to the killing of a murder suspect about two weeks ago.
The Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said the suspects also vandalised the police station in Garkawa beat up and injured both the policemen on duty and the primary suspect in a murder investigation.
He said on the 10th of November, the corpse of one Paul Mark, 25, was found along the road between St. Joseph Catholic Church and College of Agriculture Garkawa. The deceased, he added, was later alleged to be the boyfriend of one Happy Dashe Sati, 19, who is a student of the College of Agriculture, Garkawa.
"One Shedrack Joseph, aged 25, also a student of the college was alleged to be the boyfriend of the same Dashe Sati. Shedrack, who visited his girlfriend in the hostel saw her with a phone that he knew was not hers. On enquiry, he discovered that the phone was given to her by his rival, Paul Mark. He was furious and immediately ordered her to return the phone to its owner," the CP said.
He said the two rivals later met at a birthday party and thereafter the corpse of Paul Mark was found.
He further narrated that when the case was reported to Mikang Police Division, Shedrack, Happy and two of her friends were arrested and taken to the station for questioning after which Garkawa youths invaded the police station.
One Janet Rampyen and three other women paraded with the suspects denied any involvement in the police station invasion stressing that the police had picked them from the market indiscriminately.