The Niger State Police Command is on the path of three troopers and two law enforcement officials, together with an Assistant Superintendent of Police, allegedly concerned in an attempted abduction and assassination on Senator Mohammed Sani Musa representing Niger East Senatorial District in the state.
This was made recognized by the State Criminal Cnvestigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), whereas arraigning five different suspects arrested in connection with the incident at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 in Minna on Friday.
Those arrested and arraigned in courtroom embrace Felix Clarkson, Oladele Peter Akano, Abdul Salisu, Inspector Babagana Alhaji.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), the three troopers from the 31 Artillery Brigade Minna, together with CPL Mohammed J, who are now at giant, have been armed with AK-47 rifles deployed to 31 Artillery Brigade Minna throughout the aborted kidnapping of the Senator.
The FIR acknowledged that two of the suspects nabbed at the Senator’s home in Minna, Oladele Peter Akano and Sheriff Jimbarima, introduced themselves as Army personnel and employees from workplace of the National Security Adviser to achieve entry into his residence.
They are standing trial on six rely expenses of legal conspiracy, try to commit an offence, kidnapping, try to commit an offence with armed theft, legal trespass, impersonating a public servant and mischief to property.
The prosecuting law enforcement officials, ASP Abdullahi Mayaki and Inspector Aliyu Yakubu, defined that the offences contravened sections 3 (1), 3 (2) of the kidnapping legislation of Niger State 2016 and sections 95, 348, 132, and 327 of the penal code.
According to the prosecuting officers, “during police investigation the suspects all confessed to have conspired among yourselves together with ASP Mohammed Umar, Inspector Yakubu Gabriel and three other at large to board a bus from Abuja to Minna for the kidnap operation”.
However, when the expenses have been learn by the presiding Chief Magistrate Mallam Adamu Abubakar the suspects all pleaded not responsible.
The prosecutor then prayed the courtroom to remand them in correctional custody simply as efforts are ongoing by the police to impact arrest of these at giant.
Consequently, the presiding Justice of the Peace ordered the suspects to be remanded in Minna correctional custody whereas adjourning the case to January 3, 2023.