Jigawa State Police Command through its spokesman, Jinjiri Abdu, has confirmed arrest of 15 students for the death of their colleague in Yankwashi Local Government.

He said the students were of the Government Science and Technical College, Karkarna and were aged between 17 and 19.

According to his report, the students led the deceased to a bush not far from the school and then killed him after they beat him up with sticks.

“The suspects were said to have formed a disciplinary committee to deal with the deceased after they suspected him to be a homosexual.

“So on that fateful day, they decided to deal with him by allegedly taking him to the bush and beating him up with sticks.

“After the beating, they brought him back to school, and it was only his body that was found the following morning.

“He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead,’’ Abdu said.

He said investigation into the case has begun, adding that the suspects would be arraigned soon.

The spokesman said the body had been handed over to his family for burial.

Recall that the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) recently arrested four students of the same school for allegedly stealing 18 mini Samsung laptops, from the 25 laptops donated by the Federal Government to the school.

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