Tuesday, 16 October 2012
REVEALED: Police Officer Led The Gang That Killed Over 20 People In Kaduna
Apart from the testimony of one of the Kaduna shooting survivors, an Emir has also come out publicly to state that a senior police officer led and directed the gang that murdered over 20 people in the state. The Emir, Mai Gwari confirmed to Daily Trust reporters that he was sure of the policeman's involvement and that he will ensure that the man is brought to book. “Since I made my statement in public and before the governor and other security chiefs, I know what I am saying. The police officer who my people and the
armed robbers call OC led the gang to massacre my people,” the emir said.
“He has also attempted to stop the arrest of the four suspected armed robbers when the Dogon Dawa vigilante went to arrest them. After the Dogon Dawa vigilante had arrested the four suspects, the same OC followed them in a car and attempted to rescue the four suspects.
“In the same vein, when the gang of the armed men came to Dogon Dawa, the same OC directed the gang. He showed them the places to attack. Some of my people heard the members of the gang calling his name, OC, but he cautioned them to stop calling him with his popular name, OC.
“This is why I would personally ensure that the man is investigated and prosecuted for massacre because what happened at Dogon Dawa was massacre. The issue is not an issue of transferring the officer, it is an issue of taking the officer to court and (having him) prosecuted, which I would personally ensure.”
Daily Trust also reported that the Zaria Area Command of the Police Force ordered the arrest and detention of the police officer in question.
However, the emir of Birnin Gwari said that the officer is nowhere to be found, “and nobody can sweep this case under the carpet.”