Four kidnappers who are currently being investigated by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team IRT of the Nigeria Police Force have revealed the reason why they killed a retired Divisional Police Officer CSP Garkuwa and a serving lawmaker Hon. Musa Mante of Bauchi state House of Assembly.
According to the 48-year-old Hamishu Galadima aka, Kan Wuka who was arrested alongside Abdulwahab Alhassan aka Emeka, Adulwahab Ahmed aka Dan mama, and Hamidu Saleh, “we killed the Police officer after his retirement for making life tough and miserable for us by constantly searching for us. W ganged up against the retired Police officer because he vowed to continue to pursue and deal with the criminals in the area for the natives’ safety and security.
While we killed the late lawmaker and kidnapped his wives and children for failing to assist us with funds after making several requests for it.”
They also confessed to have burgled the room of 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 his family.
Owning up to their involvement and roles in various kidnappings and armed robbery operations in Plateau, Bauchi, and Kaduna villages and market roads on Mondays, Hamishu said that his gang killed the divisional police officer because he was in the habit of always searching for them every time after any crime incident was reported.
He said: “We entered the house of Hon. Musa Mante 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 captivity and we demanded a ransom of Thirty-Five Million Naira (N35,000,000.00)”.
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 said we worked with the gang leader in the various kidnapping cases. I was previously dealing with hard drugs and had interacted with and knew all the criminals terrorising the villages in Bauchi.
However, I did not go with them to the home of the lawmaker but I provided them with the information that was needed for his capture.
I was an ex-convict who was arrested for drug offenses by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA and was imprisoned twice, served my jail terms, and was released.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that the suspects were arrested by the IRT operatives after intelligence reports on the kidnappings, armed robbery, and criminal conspiracy were lodged against them by the indigenes of Dass LGA of Bauchi State.
After a well-coordinated operation by the DCP Tunji Disu-led intelligence Police team, the officers apprehended
Upon further interrogations by the IRT media team, all the suspects admitted that they had engaged the late lawmaker in an argument about his constituency projects that were said to be lopsided and when he could not provide a satisfactory answer they shot him.
The Inspector-General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed that all the weapons, arms, and ammunition 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 assured that all the suspects are going to be prosecuted following the provisions of the laws of the nation.