Delta State Police Command on Frida paraded six suspected killers of the Obi of Ubulu-Uku, Edward Akaeze Ofulue III.
The suspects, according to the Commissioner of Police , Alkali Baba Usman , who paraded them at the police headquarters , in Asaba , were nabbed in Sokoto and Adamawa states as they were attempting to dispose the late monarch’s Samsung handset.
The suspects include one Jamilu Ahmed, Umar Abubakar, Usman Musbau, Suleiman Musa, Garba Abubarka and a female accomplice, one Farida Abubarka.
The Delta monarch was killed and left to die in the pool of his blood in a bush between Delta and Edo state before his decomposing body was found three weeks ago.
The suspects had escaped to the Northern part of the country before the long arm of the law tracked them down and they were nabbed by detectives.
According to the CP, operatives swung into investigations shortly after the handset was recovered from Jamilu Ahmed, who was promptly arrested at the popular Abraka market in Asaba.
He said, “The suspect’s (Jamilu Ahmed) useful statement to investigators led to the arrest of one Umar Abubarka. The said Umar Abubarka thereafter claimed that one ‘Money-Dey’, who is presently at large, gave him the said Samsung phone to sell for him.”
While the kingpin in the kidnap saga, Usman Musbau, who deleted all the traceable information on the Obi’s phone before auctioning it was arrested four days ago, his second in command, Suleiman Musa, who confessed to the crime on parade ground and mentioned his gang members, was arrested on January 16, last month.
Farida, the only female suspect was arrested on January 29, last month, in Ngurore town of Adamawa state with the Nokia Asha 201 handset, pink in colour, belonging to a victim, Pastor Afamefuna Charles who was kidnapped along with the late monarch on the day he was kidnapped but escaped.
The CP said Garba Abubarka, a.k.a Dogo, who he described as the leader of the gang, was arrested seven days ago by detectives at a Fulani settlement in Alfarma village in Gangaza Local Government of Sokoto state, after he confessed that $1,100 was collected from the late monarch.ALSO SEE: