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Police arrest 18-year-old boy, three others for killing Bauchi lawmaker

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
06 December 2020   |   4:13 am
Bauchi State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects who were accused of killing a serving member of the State House of Assembly, the late Musa Mante Baraza.

• As INEC Replaces Him Today

Bauchi State Police Command said it has arrested three suspects who were accused of killing a serving member of the State House of Assembly, the late Musa Mante Baraza.

The late lawmaker, who represented Dass State Constituency, was reportedly slain in his residence in Dass Council, while two of his wives and his one-year-old daughter were kidnapped on August 13. 

According to the authorities, while Mante was killed, his family spent one week with the unknown gunmen before they were released.

The suspects were arrested three months after by the police.

Spokesman of the Command, Ahmed Wakil said, “One Abdulrazak Mohammed, 29 years, Abdulmumini Umar, 29 years, Yusuf Mohammed, 18 years and Mas’ud Hassan, 22 years, all of Bauchi town, were arrested in connection with the killing.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting by-election for the Constituency today to replace the late lawmaker. He was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

There has been serious battle between the bigwigs of the parties on who replaces him.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who recently rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC), is working to favour his party. Also, the State Governor, Bala Mohammed has vowed to claim victory in Dogara’s Constituency.