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Nigeria: Former PDP Chairman Arrested For Political Assassinations

PDP logo1A former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Tarauni local government area of Kano state, Alhaji Sale Kura has been arrested for sponsoring the assassination of two Kano state legislatures in the late 2012.

Addressing a news conference in Kano, the state’s Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris said the alleged killer identified as Ibrahim Lawal led the police to the suspected sponsor who allegedly sponsored the killing of two legislatures at the cost of N100, 000.

Alhaji Kura who is currently the chairman of the amalgamated traders association of Sabon Gari market in Kano was also an influential member of the PDP in the state. He was the party’s chairman in Tarauni local government area some three years ago.

He was allegedly arrested for sponsoring the killings of Alhaji Abba Garko of the PDP and Alhaji Isah Kademi of the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP).

According to the commissioner, the arrested politician has confessed to have physically participated in the attack and shooting of the late honourable members.

Meanwhile, one Abdullahi Mabo who was reported to have been the gang leader of the hired assassins; a gang Ibrahim Lawal confessed to have joined in January 2012 has now been declared wanted by the police.

The police command also confirmed that the suspected mastermind Alhaji Sale Kura was together with the late Honourable Abba Garko at the time of his assassination and prayed together at Yan’Awaki before he was killed by Ibrahim Lawal.

In an interview with Channels Television, Ibrahim lawal said he confessed the alleged offence under duress, while Alhaji Kura refuted any knowledge of sponsoring the assassination of two legislators.

Prior to his assassination, Alhaji Abba Garko was said to have concluded arrangement to leave PDP while Alhaji Danladi Isah Kademi was described as the strongest member of ANPP in the State House of Assembly.

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