Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old herbalist, Danladi Ya’u, for murder of one Muhammadu Murtala Ali, in Zaki Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, said Danladi shot dead Muhammadu with a locally made gun while testing the efficacy of a gunshot protection charm.
According to the PPRO, the suspect and three other accomplices, who are at large, went into the bush with the sole aim of testing the gun medicine on Muhammadu but the bullet penetrated him.
“On 31/10/2023 at about 0830hrs information received from the officer-in-charge of the Bursali Police Outstation under Zaki Division revealed that one Danladi Ya’u ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Damaiwa village via Bursali ward Zaki LGA, Bauchi State, a native doctor (Mediciner) and three other accomplices now at large went to Damaiwa bush with the sole aim to test a gun medicine on one Muhammadu Murtala Ali ‘m’ aged 43yrs of the same address, while on the process, the said Muhammadu Murtala was unfortunately penetrated him (shot) with the locally made gun by the said Danladi Ya’u,” the statement read.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO Zaki swiftly swung into action, rushed to the scene, and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Jakusko Yobe State for medical attention, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.
“Moreover, two suspects were immediately arrested, and efforts have been intensified to trace and arrest the fleeing accomplices.
“The investigation is ongoing, after which the defendants will be charged to court.
“On this note, the Command calls on the public to take this act as a lesson and avoid being used as cannon fodder to casualize innocent and hardworking citizens, because every human soul is very important and sacrosanct to every bearer.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Muhammad PSC, assures the family, friends, and loved ones of the deceased that the Command will remain neutral and ensure that justice is manifested to him.”