Suspects arrested by IRT, revealed why they murdered DPO, Lawmaker


The Bauchi State Police Intelligence Response Teams (IRT), have arrested four suspected bandits who murdered a former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) CSP Garkuwa and a serving lawmaker, Hon Musa Mante of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

The IGP Orders Mopping Up Of Weapons In Custody Of Bandits, Kidnappers, Other Criminal Elements.

The syndicate’s key suspect is Hamishu Galadima 48 alias Kan Wuka and Abdulwahab Alhassan alias Emeka, Abdulwahab Ahmed alias Dan mama and Hamidu Saleh. Were arrested by the DCP Tunji Disu-led elite squad following investigation into high profile murders, kidnapping in the State.

According to the suspects, “they killed the Police officer after his retirement for making life tough and miserable for them by constantly searching for them, they also said that they killed the lawmker and kidnapped his wives and children for failing to assist them with funds after making several requests for it.

“After a well coordinated operation by the DCP Tunji Disu-led intelligence Police team, the officers apprehended the suspects and they confessed their individual involvement and roles in all the kidnappings and armed robbery operations in Plateau, Bauchi and Kaduna villages and market roads on Mondays.

“They also confessed to ‘ve also burgled the room of one Suleiman Shuaibu alias Shayi a native of Dass local council of Bauchi State at about 01.15 hours and took into captivity six members of the man’s family.

According to the suspects leader: “We entered the house of the honourable member of House of Assembly, Hon.Musa Mante and killed him inside his room and took physical cash of two million naira (N2,000000).

“And we kidnapped his two wives and took them to Dutsin Miagoshi Igala and the victims spent almost four days in capitivity and we demanded for a ransome of thirty-five million naira (N35,000000)”.

“On how they killed the lawmaker, he said that he was the one guarding the deceased man’s gate while other gang members entered through the roof of the house and took away his money before killing him.

“The other suspect, Abdulwahab alias Emeka who further confessed that they worked with the gang leader in the various kidnapping cases, added that he was previously dealing on hard drugs and had interacted and known all the criminals terrorising the villages in Bauchi.

“He, however, said that he did not follow the crime suspects to the home of the lawmaker but he only provided them with the information that was needed for his capture.

Added that “he was an ex-convict that was arrested for drug offences by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA and was imprisoned twice for two-year jail terms
and served his terms and was released, he, however, continue the act.

“They also said that they ganged up against the retired Police officer because he vowed to continue to pursue and deal with the criminals in the area for natives’ safety and security.

“On the exhibits recovered by the Police team, they had confessed to having operated with one AK 47 assault rifle and assorted range of ammunition.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed that all the weapons, arms and ammunitions in the hands of criminal elements such as kidnappers and bandits should be mopped up immediately for the security of lives of citizens of the country.

“The Police authorities through the Force Spokesman CSP Muyiwa Adejobi have assured that all the suspects are going to be prosecuted by the provisions of the laws of the nation.”

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