Police nab suspected killer in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspected killer and the person who allegedly hired him.
The two were arrested for allegedly kidnapping the victim with the intention to kill him.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspected killer and his accomplice were arrested and the victim was rescued.
He said based on intelligence report, detectives attached to the Strike Unit of the Command arrested Abdullahi Jibrin of Gulawa village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
He said the suspect abducted Dahiru Sulaiman of Nabordo Village under false pretence of being a member of a vigilante group and took him to an unknown destination. Sokoto State Police Command and the Ministry of Justice have assured family of the slain police officer, Inspector Nura Hashim, that the case would be prosecuted diligently.
Hashim, a son of former Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Hashim, was allegedly killed by workers of a four-star hotel in Sokoto State, following a misunderstanding with one of their directors.
Family of the deceased had expressed fear that justice would not be done in their case because of the legal advice by the ministry which said the case should be prosecuted under Section 224 as against Section 221 of the Penal Code which stipulates death penalty for culpable homicide.
Section 224 stipulates one to 20 years imprisonment or a maximum of life imprisonment for culpable homicide, depending on the nature of the case.
Allaying their fears, Solicitor General of the state, Hajiya Aishat Dantsoho, said the case was given to a competent lawyer and that it would be prosecuted diligently.
The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Salisu Fage, had in a separate interview assured the family that the police would continue to follow up the case to its logical conclusion.
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