Say killer of ex-envoy a scavenger
Police in the federal capital territory, FCT Abuja had a major breakthrough as it arrested 41 suspected criminals in less than one week.
The suspects were accused of various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, murder and drug trafficking.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the FCT police command headquarters, Garki yesterday, the commissioner of police, CP Muhammad Mustafa said that one Abubakar Yau, killer of Nigeria’s ex-envoy to South Africa, Sunday Samuel Yusuf was a mere scavenger, who went to the ambassador’s to steal, and that his confessional statement revealed that he had no intention to murder the envoy.
“The killer of the ambassador stole N200,000.00 from the house. He is a scavenger. He is a lone criminal. He doesn’t operate with anybody. He was there just to steal. It has been established that he was not there for murder.
The CP also revealed that 5 suspected kidnappers of a lady in Maitama, Abuja were arrested by police operatives attached to the anti-kidnapping team in collaboration with the Zamfara state police command after a massive manhunt was launched to track down the hoodlums.
“The hoodlums kidnapped their female victim from Maitama on July 27 at gunpoint and took her to a Guest Inn in Sokoto where she was held hostage. The suspects after successfully moving their victims to the hideout handed over her Toyota RAV to one of them who is now at large.
The FCT Police chief revealed further that the culprits contacted the victim’s family demanding for N15m, which was later reduced to N7m after much negotiations with the family.
He said the suspects were arrested after collecting the ransom of N7m when they were intercepted and arrested at a police checkpoint in Talata Mafara, Zamfara state. “The money paid as ransom was also recovered from the suspects. Investigation is on-going he said.
Aalso paraded were 15 suspected murderers of a man who alleged to have stolen a motorcycle around Deidei-Gwagwa axis. “The suspects took the laws onto their hands by meting jungle justice on the deceased and setting him ablaze.
Other suspects paraded were gangs of armed robbers arrested at various locations in the FCT. And in addition,the command also recovered N8.2m, 10 firearms, 32 cartridges, 4 handcuffs, 3 laptops, 3 headsets, 16 bags of India hemp among other things.