Following his arrest by the Zamfara State Police Command, a 30-year-old suspected bandit Abubakar Namalika who confessed to the police that he was among those who killed one Doctor Okpara Enoch of the Federal Medical Center Gusau said, he was only given the sum of N5000 for killing 7 people including the Late Dr. Okpara.
The suspect stated this while answering questions from Journalists shortly after he was paraded by the Zamfara State Police commissioner at the Command headquarters in Gusau on Monday.
According to him, one Shehu Bagewaye their gang leader sends them to kidnap innocent people but gives them meager amount after collecting ransom.
“Since I joined the bandits group under the leadership of Shehu Bagewaye, I personally used my Ak47 Riffle and killed seven people in Dogon Kade and Gidan Badda villages when we launched attacks differently”. Namalika confessed.
He also confirmed to the Press that he was among five people who attacked Late. Dr. Okpara Enoch in his residence and gruesomely shot him, matcheted and set him ablaze after he refused to give them money.
“I am among those sent by our gang leader, Alhaji Shehu Bagewaye to kidnap Late Dr. Okpara at his house in Mareri area here in Gusau. When we asked him to give us money and he told us that he doesn’t have it, we killed him and set his body ablaze and leaved the house immediately”. Namalika stated.
However, the Commissioner of Police Usman Nagoggo said that the suspect confessed to the crime and is given the police privileged information about his group members hideouts, adding that he will soon be charge to court after investigation.
“Shehu Bagewaye was among the repentant bandits during the peace process and even handed over about four riffles to the state police command”. CP said.