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Suspected killer of Sheikh Jaafar arrested

By police’s revelations, reprieve has finally come to the Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who was accused of having a hand in the killing…

By police’s revelations, reprieve has finally come to the Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who was accused of having a hand in the killing of the revered Islamic teacher.

It was gathered that the police led by the force’s image-maker Emmanuel Ojukwu, swooped on the Kano based private radio station and whisked away Alhaji Ado Mohammed to Abuja.

The source who craved anonymity, informed Weekly Trust that the cheque posted by an online medium, www.saharareporters.com, which was allegedly linked to Governor Shekarau, was later established by the police that it belongs to Alhaji Ado Mohammed’s BankPHB account.

The online medium earlier reported that a cheque of N100 million was given to a self-confessed killer, whose service Governor Shekarau allegedly employed in order to murder the cleric.

Although Alhaji Mohammed had told the police that he once lost his cheque book, the police source revealed that he did not swear to an affidavit. Though the police investigation further revealed that the format of the cheque does not conform to the format of the state government, it however established that the said bank account of Alhaji Mohammed was never credited with N100 million.

The Police Public Relations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu said the killing of Ja’afar is being thoroughly investigated by the police and the culprits will be prosecuted. He said any body believed to be among the killers or have knowledge on their whereabouts will be investigated.

When asked whether or not the police have arrested suspects in connection to the killing, he said only one person was fingered and arrested on the matter so far.

“Yes one man was picked up today (Friday 26 June 2009) in respect of the case,” Ojukwu said.

The police spokesman however did not reveal the name of the suspect nor the role he played in the assassination. He did not also state if other suspects will be arrested later.

It was gathered that the police have gathered sufficient facts about the murder and determine to prosecute those behind it.