Police arrest killer of traditional ruler

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The police in Gombe State said it has arrested the suspected killer of a ward head in Baganje village of Shomgom Local Government Area of the state.

A statement issued by the state Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Obed Mary Malum, said the suspect, one Shedrack Aliyu, was alleged to have conspired with some other persons who are still at large, on July 17, 2018, and killed one Saleh Galadima Wange, 60, the ward head of Galdimaro area of Baganje district.

DSP Malum said based on credible information, ‘‘the suspect was traced and subsequently arrested by the police on August 7 at Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba State, where he and his accomplice fled after killing the ward head’’.

The PPRO added that police investigation revealed that the suspect and his accomplice were hired by one Anthony Makeri of the same village who allegedly supplied them with the arms and ammunition they used in killing the
deceased.

According to the statement, Makeri promised to pay the suspects N150, 000 to kill the ward head, but that he reneged on the deal after they completed the task.

Malum added that the alleged mastermind of the killing, Makeri, was also arrested by the police and would be charged to the court alongside the suspects.

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