The Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested a gang of four bandits who killed a lawmaker, a police officer, and carried out other high-profile murders and kidnapping in Bauchi.
The suspects are Hashimu Galadima alias Kan Wuka, Abduwahab Abdulhassan alias Emeka, Hamidu Saleh and Abdulwahab Ahmed alias Dan Mama.
In his confessional statement, Hashimu, 48, who’s the gang leader said all members of his gang hated the DPO because he usually arrested them and prevented their operations within his jurisdiction.
He said Alhassan brought the plan to kill the lawmaker because of certain offence.
According to him, the lawmaker usually gave people money but never gave them even when he requested
“I did not want to kill him but Abdulhassan also told me that he hated the honourable and we should kill him. It was even Abdulhassan that facilitated how we located him and gained entrance into his house,” he said.
Hashimu who said he served two-year jail term for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping, said he continued the acts when he was released from prison.
Alhassan claimed that he did not follow them to the lawmaker’s residence but provided the gang with information.
“I am into sale of hard drugs. I know most of these criminals and sell hard drugs to them. My problem with Honourable Mante is that he refused to help me when I had problem with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bauchi.
“I sent people to him with the hope that he will assist me by using his position to facilitate my release from the NDLEA but he ignored me. I spent one year in prison and I was released to go and unite with my family,” the suspect said.