A house-help and three others have reportedly been nabbed by the Yobe Police Command. This is unconnected with the murder of one official of the Damaturu branch of UBA, Hassan Salihu Abubakar.
The Command’s Spokesman, Dungus Abdulkarim disclosed the house-help to be 21 year-old Umar Shuaibu.
The accomplices according to the police are
Tajjuddeen Taufiq, 20; Ismail Mohammed, 17; and Bulama Modu, 17. All the suspects live in Damaturu.
The assassins were reportedly nabbed during a string operation carried out by detectives of the B’Divisional Headquarters.
“On July 23, 2021 at about 1130hrs a report was received from one Abubakar Musa, an employee of UBA Bank, Damaturu Branch, that the victim, one Hassan Abubakar, a co-employee, did not report for duty and efforts to trace his whereabouts proved abortive.
“Consequently, detectives swung into action and his home and premises were searched and blood stains were observed on the floor with some iron rods covered with blood, probably used in the commission of the offence.
“On July 24, 2021 the principal suspect, Shaibu, who happened to be the househelp of the victim, was arrested while carting away valuable items from the victim’s house,” Abdulkarim explained.
“Upon interrogations, he confessed to the crime, stating that on July 22, 2021, he and three other suspects attacked the victim in his house at Red Bricks Housing Estate in Damaturu.
“They robbed him (deceased) of money but ended up killing the victim, buried the corpse in the compound and fled.
“On the next day, July 23, 2021 they began to sell the property until they were eventually nabbed by the police which led to the arrest of the three other suspects,” Shaibu said.
The suspects according to Abdulkarim will be charged to court after rigorous investigations.
The spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, CP Yahaya Abubakar who was saddened by the acts of the culprits, condoled with the family of the deceased and assured them of justice.
He called on members of the general public to be vigilant at all times and report suspicious acts and movements around them to the nearest Police Station or formation.