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Delta Police Arrests Killers Of Delta Monarch In Adamawa, Sokoto

Posted: Feb 12, 2016 at 7:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi


The Delta State police command has made a break through over the murder of the Obi of Ubulu-Uku, Edward Akaeze Ofulue III.

Six suspected killers of the Monarch have been arrested in far away Sokoto and Adamawa states and were subsequently paraded yesterday in Asaba. The late monarch’s Samsung handset exposed the suspects.

They include one Jamilu Ahmed, Umar Abubakar, Usman Musbau, Suleiman Musa, Garba Abubarka and a female accomplice, Farida Abubarka.

The 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 detectives tracked them down.

Parading them at the police headquarters in Asaba yesterday, the Commissioner of Police, Alkali Baba Usman said 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 statements to investigators which led to the arrest of Umar Abubakar. The said Umar Abubakar 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 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 the 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 the victim, Pastor Afamefuna Charles that was 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.

The CP said efforts have been intensified to round up other fleeing members.