APC chairman’s murder: Yakubu Shehu, Bauchi representative, wanted by police
Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu, a member of the House of Representatives, has been made a wanted person by the Bauchi State Police Command.
The politician who represents the federal constituency of Bauchi was also the target of an N1 million bounty set by the security agency.
Shehu was elected using the Peoples Redemption Party (PDP) platform but then switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Tuesday, Police Public Relations Officer SP Ahmed Wakil published a Special Police Gazette Bulletin CB: 2685/Bsx/VOL.T/4s.
According to the bulletin, Shehu is being sought by the Nigeria Police Force, which is led by Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba.
The lawmaker is sought after in relation to a “criminal conspiracy, causing grave hurt, instigating disturbances of the public peace, and culpable homicide” case.
“Valid information that will lead to his arrest for questioning and arraignment on criminal charges” is what the police are seeking.
The notice also states, “Anyone with information that could aid in his apprehension should please contact 08151849417 or report at any nearby police station.
Recalled was the police’s detention of WikkiTimes publisher Haruna Mohammed and journalist Idris Kamal in May 2022.
After accepting an invitation to discuss a paper headlined “How Bauchi APC Chairman Died Following Series of Threats,” the pair were detained.
The article described how Hussaini Musa Gwaba, the APC chairman in Bauch, got numerous threats before being killed.
According to the source, Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, a representative for the Bauchi Federal Constituency, was incensed by Gwaba’s election as chairman.
According to reports, Abdullahi thought the deceased posed a threat to his political ambitions, so he banded together with other members who felt wronged to hold a parallel poll to elect a chairman.