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Uncle to face trial for attempted murder in Gombe– NSCDC

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The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Gombe State, Muhammad Bello, announced on Sunday that Yahaya Buba will face trial for attempted murder. Buba, the uncle of 21-year-old Adamu Mohammed, is accused of actions that led to the amputation of Mohammed’s arms.

In an interview with Reporters, Bello condemned the brutal treatment of Mohammed, who had his hands tied by Buba for allegedly stealing a phone. The severe restriction of blood flow caused Mohammed’s arms to become numb, ultimately necessitating their amputation.

“We are charging him for attempted murder,” Bello stated. “What he did was an attempt on the boy’s life. He has incapacitated him for life.”

Addressing rumors that the NSCDC might release Buba due to his familial ties to the victim, Bello dismissed such claims and criticized Mohammed’s father for his neglect. “We are not mad to release him (the perpetrator). Initially, we arrested the biological father for his pure act of cruelty. The money provided by the uncle for treatment was taken by the father, who fled, leaving his son to suffer without proper care,” Bello explained.

Bello also condemned a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for falsely claiming credit for Mohammed’s treatment. “We will investigate Gongola Charity Foundation’s claims. It is dubious for them to take credit for doing nothing. The NSCDC has been taking care of the boy, in line with its mandate of defending the defenceless,” he stated.

This case highlights the NSCDC’s commitment to justice and protection of vulnerable individuals. The forthcoming trial of Yahaya Buba underscores the serious consequences of such brutal actions, while the investigation into the NGO’s claims aims to ensure transparency and accountability in the provision of aid.

The incident has drawn significant attention to issues of familial violence and the responsibilities of those entrusted with the care of vulnerable individuals. As the trial approaches, the NSCDC remains firm in its resolve to seek justice for Adamu Mohammed and ensure that those responsible for his suffering are held accountable.

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