The Yobe State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspects who were involved in the alleged murder of one Abubakar Musa an employee of UBA Bank in Damaturu, the state capital.
According to a statement made available to Neptune Prime by the Police Public Relations Officer, Yobe State Command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim.
He said the suspects namely; Umar Shaibu AKA Abba aged 21 of Sabon Fegi ward, Tajjuddeen Taufiq aged 20 of Abasha ward, Ismail Moh’d aged 17 of Abasha ward and Bulama Modu aged 17 of Abasha ward, all of Damaturu LGA were apprehended during a sting operation carried out by detectives of ‘B’ Divisional Police Headquarters.
“On 23rd July 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 where about proved abortive.
“Consequently, detectives swung into action and stormed the house of the victim.
“His home and premises were searched and bloodstains were observed on the floor with some iron rods covered with blood probably used in the commission of the offence.
“On 24th July 2021 the principal suspect who happened to be the house help of the Victim was arrested while carting away valuable items from the victim’s house”, he explained.
According to ASP Abdulkarim, upon interrogation, the prime suspect confessed to the crime stating that on 22nd July 2021 he and three others attacked the victim in his house at Red Bricks Housing Estate in Damaturu, robbed him of money, but ended up killing the victim and buried the corpse in the compound and fled.
He added that the case is under investigation for subsequent prosecution.
The PPRO noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Yahaya Abubakar was saddened by the acts of the culprits and seized this medium to condole with the family of the deceased. “He equally assures justice for the victim”.
“The CP calls 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”.