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Niger police arrest 26-year-old man for brutalising girlfriend

Police have arrested one Mohammed Abba Yahaya, for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and leaving her face swollen, in Niger state.

The 26-year-old, who resides in Tungan-goro, Minna, was accused of beating and injuring the girl he’s dating identified as Hussena Sani.

Public Relations Officer, SP Wasiu Abiodun in statement on Wednesday, in Minna said on 30th of June 2024 at about 4:30 pm, a case of criminal force and assault causing injury was reported at Chanchaga Division.

He said: “On 29th of May, 2024 at about 2100 hrs he assaulted Hussena Sani, 25, of the same area and inflicted serious injury on her.

“The said suspect was arrested on 1st of July,2024 and he claimed that he saw his female friend Hussena being dropped by a vehicle at Tungan-goro and he enquired from her to know who dropped her, but he didn’t get a satisfactory response .

The police spokesperson added in the statement that “An argument ensued, which led to a fight while he punched her face.”

Abiodun also disclosed that the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment while the suspect has been transferred to the Police headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.