An Arabic Teacher Hashiru Bala in Jalingo, Taraba state capital has strangled a 9-year-old pupil of Muhawshat primary school to death.
Blueprint gathered that the victim, Muhammaded Suddas Umar Yola, is a son of a prominent Jalingo-based business man.
He got missing Sunday night when he went for Magrib prayer in a Mosque located close to his father’s house.
When the boy did not return home after the prayers, a search effort was triggered for the missing boy.
A friend of Suddas, it was gathered informed his parents how the Teacher had repeatedly asked of the victim as well as his brothers and sisters.
It was at this point that the Teacher was approached and asked if he had seen the boy.
Members of the Family who spoke with Blueprint said initially, Hashiru denied ever seeing the victim, but when members of Directorate of State Security (DSS) were involved, he confessed that he was the one that strangled the boy to death.
It was gathered that Hashiru led DSS operatives to show where he dumped the lifeless body of the boy.
The teacher also led the security operatives to arrest two other boys who were said to be between the ages of 19 and 20 years old, in connection with the murder of Suddas.
When contacted, the Taraba state police public relation officer, ASP David Misal, said he was not aware of the incident, but a senior state security officer, who didn’t want his name mentioned confirmed the incident.