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The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed that Khali, the son of state governor Tanko Al-Makura will soon be arraigned in court over the murder of a student.
Khali was said to have knocked down the late student Amos Ovyeh with his vehicle on Sunday, March 19 while he and his friends were on their way to buy batteries for their torch lights.
The Punch reports that Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police Abubakar Sadiq-Bello said Khali would be charged to court for manslaughter over the death of the JSS II student of Government Science School.
“As far as I am concerned, the suspect is still in police custody and his car is at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. As soon as investigation is concluded, he will be charged to court,” Sadiq-Bello told Northern City News in a telephone interview on Tuesday, March 22.
According to him, Khali is presently in police custody and would be charged to court immediately investigations are through. His car has also been impounded and is at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Meanwhile, protest erupted in Lafia, Nasarawa state on Monday, March 20 over the matter.
An eyewitness said the driver was infamous for rough driving and would have been lynched if he had not disclosed that he was the governor’s son.
The situation could have escalated but for the intervention of the commissioner of education, Tijjani Ahmed, and the police, who calmed the students down and persuaded them to go back into the school premises.