The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Sunday, said it arrested a 27-year-old man, Musa Inuwa, for allegedly punching a 60-year-old man to death.
The stateâ€™s corps Commandant, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, told newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State, that the suspect was arrested at Jidari Polo Bus Stop area in the state capital.
He said: â€œThe suspect was apprehended by the youth vigilance team known as Civilian JTF, who brought the accused to NSCDC command.
â€œThe victim, who suffered grievous bodily harm leading to his death, was said to have asked the suspect were he could locate a chemist to buy drugs.
â€œUnknown to the victim, the suspect was already intoxicated on illicit substance and told the old man that he was disturbing him. The suspect then punched him. The man fell forward and hit his head on the concrete pavement that rendered him unconscious. â€œThe victim was quickly rushed to Umaru Shehu Specialist Hospital, but unfortunately passed away as a result of massive brain trauma.â€
According to him, the case had been transferred to the Borno Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.