Mr. Fwinbe Thomas was brutally murdered in Jos, Plateau State, in a startling and terrible act that outraged and angered the commissioner of police, CP Okoro Julius Alawari.
On the evening of September 25, 2023, the terrifying incident took place near Tudun Wada Ring Road in Hwolshe, Jos. A reliable source claims that Mr. Thomas was discovered dead next to a damaged Suzuki Mini Bus with the licence plate KWK 536 XA, lying in a pool of his own blood. He’d been hit in the head many times.
The Police Patrol Team from the Anglo-Jos Division of the local law enforcement agency reacted quickly and rushed to the spot. The wrecked car was hauled to the police as pictures of the victim were taken. Tragically, Mr. Thomas was confirmed dead upon arrival at Plateau Specialist Hospital, where his remains was lodged for an autopsy.
According to the early inquiry, the victim was likely taken advantage of by hoodlums who are thought to be illegal commercial motorbike riders known as “Okada Riders.” It’s vital to remember that it’s against the law for Okada Riders to operate in Bukuru and Jos Metropolises.
The commissioner of police for Plateau State, CP Okoro Julius Alawari, psc, expressed his extreme concern and abhorrence for this horrific conduct. He assured the people of the Plateau that the offenders would be brought to justice, saying, “There is no hiding place for evil doers in the State.”
The Commissioner also emphasised the significance of respecting the rule of law while issuing a strong caution against “Jungle Justice” and urging civilians to allow law enforcement institutions handle such matters.
Updates on the investigation into this case will be made public as they become available.
CP Okoro Alawari utilised the occasion to remind the populace that the Okada, or prohibition on motorbike use in Jos Metropolis and Bukuru, is still in force.
In addition to confirming the arrest of one suspect in connection with the horrifying mob slaughter, the police public relations officer also assured the public that other arrests will be made.
In case of an emergency or information related to this case, the Plateau State Police Command encourages residents to contact their control room at the following numbers:
This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for security and safety within the state, and authorities are committed to ensuring that justice prevails.
*DSP ALFRED ALABO,*
*POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER PLATEAU STATE COMMAND, JOS*