Police Name Shehu Sani Suspect In Murder Case

The police in Kaduna have identified a serving Senator as a person of interest in an ongoing homicide investigation.

Consequently, the police commissioner in the state Austin Iwar,  has written to the senator asking him to appear on April 30 at the Command Headquarters in Kaduna for questioning.

“This is in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide transferred to this office by 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, alongside with exhibit audio CD in which your name was mentioned by the principal suspect,” Mr Iwar said in a letter to Mr Sani, APC-Kaduna Central.

“This is to enable us fairly and timely conclude investigation into the matter, Mr Iwar said,” Mr Iwar concluded in the letter addressed to Shehu Sani through the Clerk of the National Assembly. A copy of the letter was forwarded to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The specific case for which the senator is being sought is not immediately ascertained. But there have been several reports of violent confrontations between Shehu  Sani’s supporters and loyalists of  Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai,.

The crisis has also left the APC chapter in the state factionalised.

The police commissioner said that the case was not politically-motivated.

“A case was transferred to me and I am handling the case,” Mr Iwar said, adding that he would not give further details on the matter.

“The matter is currently under investigation and we don’t think we have reached a stage yet where we could inform the public about it,” he added.

Mr Iwar also said Shehu Sani will not be detained if he honoured the invitation, saying the police would have picked him up at the Senate if they had any intention of arresting him.

He said the plan was revealed to him through a letter already prepared by the police inviting him for interrogation on the said murder case.