Police Arrests Suspect Over Niger Delta University Shooting

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Police in Bayelsa have arrested one of the suspects who shot and killed a 300-level student of Niger Delta University.

Asinim Butswat, the spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command confirmed that a 300-level Niger Delta University undergraduate has been arrested following the murder of a fellow student of the institution, James Okunmakpeye, at a lecture hall on Wednesday, April 14.

Butswat, said, “When our teams were alerted, we responded swiftly and one suspect; African Innocent, a 300-level Accounting undergraduate of the institution, is in custody.

“The victim, James Okunmakpeye, was shot in the head at close range and he was rushed to hospital; where he was pronounced dead. We have beefed up security on the campus and we are also going to arrest more suspects involved in the murder.

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