A few days after the body of a popular blogger was discovered where it was dumped by his killers, the police in Bauchi say they have arrested the killers.
The decomposing body of the blogger was discovered at the Rugun Jira mountain in Gwallameji Area of the state which put the police on red alert and after days of intensive investigations, the alleged suspects were arrested.
The state police command, in a statement, gave details of the arrest and the names of the suspects:
"You may recall that on the 12/3/2017 at about 00:05hrs, one Abdulhakeem Bauchin Bauchi was killed by unknown persons and his decomposing body was recovered at Rugan Jira mountain in Gwallameji Area of Bauchi State on the 17/3/2017.
Discreet investigation by police detectives attached to Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command has led to the arrest of the following syndicate who allegedly perpetrated the dastardly act:
Michael Sansai, male, aged 23 years of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa, Samuel Uzima, male, aged 24 years of Yelwa (receiver), William Yakubu, male, aged 28 years of the same address and Dauda Akanni, male, 26 years, also of Yelwa.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the first suspect, Michael Sansai is a member of the Black Axe Confraternity, a secret cult group.
Exhibit recovered include:
One Black Nokia 225 belonging to the deceased
Seven Wrap of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp
Torn clothes of the deceased
One Sim card and other incriminating items.
The case is under investigation to ascertain the actual motive behind the act and efforts are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing accomplices after which suspects would be charged to court.
It is disturbing to note here that the incident involving Abdulhakeem Bauchin Bauchi was hatched at the house of Sarkin Kuji, one Adamu Mohammed, male, aged, 57 years of Kusu in Yelwa, who has also been arrested and is assisting the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, Suspects along with others will be physically paraded by the commissioner of Police letter in the week.
SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO, Bauchi State Police Command."
Before his death, Bauchi who was well known in the state and environs for his bold writings on Human Rights abuse and was said to be at loggerheads with some top government officials following his expose of their illegal activities.