By Tayo ABIOLA
Operatives of Bauchi Police Command have arrested one Danladi Ya’u, a native doctor for the murder of Muhammadu Murtala Ali in the process of testing a bulletproof charm.
Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, noted that Danladi Ya’u hails from Damaiwa village in Bursali ward Zaki LGA of the state.
Wakil also confirmed that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the unfortunate incident.
The PPRO said: “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.
“In the process, the said Muhammadu Murtala was unfortunately penetrated (shot) with the locally made gun by the said Danladi Ya’u.
“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.”