Police arrest suspected killers of Nasarawa varsity don

May 23, 2018
By Joseph Edeh
The Nigeria Police  said on Wednesday that  it had arrested 14 suspects linked to the murder of the  late Dr Ibrahim Mailafia, a Senior Lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Mailafia was murdered on Nov. 3 while returning to the country after completing his doctorate degree in the United Kingdom.

Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity.

He said that Maliafia was murdered  on the Kaduna – Zaria – Kano Highway on his way to visit his family in Kano.

Moshood  said items recovered from  them include  two  AK47 Rifle, one Baretta pistol fully loaded, five AK 47 Magazines, 60 7.62mm Ammunition and  operational vehicles  seized  from  victims at gunpoint.

He said that the suspects,  who were arrested Wednesday,   confessed to the killing of Mailafia and other crimes on the  Niger-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highways.

Moshood also said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation. (NAN)

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