Po­lice nab sus­pected killer in Bauchi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, 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.

Gover­nor of Cen­tral Bank of Nige­ria (CBN), Mr God­win Eme­fiele and Pres­i­dent of the African De­vel­op­ment Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the 2015 an­nual meet­ings of the World Bank Group and In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund in Lima, Peru.

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