A 28-year-old vigilante member, Nuhu Dauda has allegedly suffocated a POS attendant at his shop, in New Badirisa, a growing community, in Girei local government area of Adamawa and stolen the POS machine including the cash received from customers and a lot more other valuables.
Dauda who, according to The nation online was a regular customer at the POS shop, regrettably carried out the nefarious act against 12-year-old Jemima Reuben, the attendant on Saturday.
The suspect as gathered went to the shop, strangled the female attendant, and took all the available money including the POS machine.
Confirming the incident, the Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the suspect had been arrested and the investigation started.
He said he could confirm already that the suspect is a member of a vigilante group operating in Badirisa.
“The victim’s family members are helping the police with useful information for a wider investigation,” Nguroje said.
According to reports, late Reuben was a student of First Baptist Academy, Yola.
She had been preparing to resume school on Monday, October 12 when all schools in Adamawa State are scheduled to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Girei, a town and local government area bordering Yola North, the heart of Adamawa State capital, is home to vital institutions, including the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH).
The area as gathered is increasingly becoming a hotbed of crime, with kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery quite rampant.