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I’m paid N5000 to kill a person — Suspect

Zamfara police arrest killer of medical doctor

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo

The Zamfara state police command has arrested a suspect, Abubakar Namalika, who participated in the gruesome murder of a medical doctor, Dr. Enoch Okpara in Gusau, the state capital.

The suspect, Namalika, who told journalists that he had killed many in the course of committing a crime, said he was paid N5000 for killing each person.

While parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Gusau, the Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagoggo said the suspect was arrested at Lalan area while preparing to make a kidnap at mareri area.

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According to the Commissioner of Police, six (6) suspects were fingered that included Abubakar Namalika, Alhaji Shehu Bagewaye(Leader Maijan Ido Bandits Camp ), Iro Tsoho, Danhajiya Smally, Auwalu Banawa/and Muhammad Jansaidi in the state.

He said on the 13th June 2020, unidentified armed men invaded the house of one Dr. ENOCH OKPARA O. a Consultant of Obstetrics/Gynecologist attached to Federal Medical Center, Gusau. The doctor was gruesomely murdered and his corpse burnt.

“Since then, the Command commenced a serious manhunt of the perpetrators and arrested one Abubakar Namalika.

He said On the 5th July 2020 at about 2000hours, a team of Policemen attached to Operation Puff Adder responded to a distress call and arrested the suspect at Lalan area, Gusau while on a mission to kidnap one of their targets.

“In the course of interrogation, the Police discovered that Abubakar Namalika was one of the prime suspects who participated in the gruesome murder of Dr. ENOCH OKPARA at his residence in MARERI area, Gusau.

The suspect confessed that with four (4) other members of their syndicate now at large, committed the dastardly act.

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He said that a notorious bandits leader, Alhaji Shehu Bagewaye, a leader of one of the dreaded bandits camp known as Mai Jan Ido forest in Gusami district of Kauran Namoda sent them to the Doctor’s house to commit the crime under the guidance of one of his younger brothers now at large.

The Commissioner of Police said his men have intensified effort to ensure that the fleeing suspects were apprehended and brought to book.


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