Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Police arrest alleged killers of Kano lawmakers

03 January 2013, 11:08

Kano - The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a man suspected to have sponsored the killing of two members of the state legislature.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that one of the legislators, Garba Garko, was killed on Nov. 17, 2012, while the other, Alhaji Danladi Kademi, was murdered on Dec. 14, 2012 by unidentified gunmen.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ibrahim Idris, told newsmen in Kano on Wednesday that the suspect was arrested after the arrest of the principal suspect in the murder of Kademi. Idris said the suspect, who confessed to have physically participated in the attack and shooting of the two legislators, was arrested on Dec. 24 following a tip-off. ‘’During interrogation he confessed to have joined the gang of the hired killers and that they were sponsored for the killing of the two legislators,’’ he said.

Idris said the suspects bargained to assassinate the lawmakers at the cost of N100, 000 out of which they were given N30, 000.

He said investigation revealed that the name and GSM contact number of the alleged sponsor were found in the alleged prime suspect’s telephone set, which showed different call logs between the two. ‘’Effort is in top gear to arrest other fleeing suspects,’’ the commissioner said.

He also said the police also arrested three suspected members of a terrorism gang, who made telephone calls to their victims and demanded huge amounts from them or to kill them. ‘’They also sent threat messages to wealthy individuals and politicians in Kano and Borno States,’’ the commissioner said.

He said the suspects would soon be prosecuted.


Tags kano

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Abdulqadir Abdul
Dying another death

Lets hold our strongest weapon which is our vote.  Read more...

Submitted by
Hussain Obaro
Buhari should retain Ministry of ...

Indications has emerged in the past couple of days that the speculation of the decision of President Muhammed Buhari to appoint himself as Minister of Petroleum Resources is real.  Read more...

Submitted by
Hussain Obaro
Nigeria at 55: Can we really do w...

The singular fact that a crisis or unrest in any part of the country is directly and indirectly felt and virtually reflects on the economic and social wellbeing in another part.  Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Beware of your best friend

As an individual, I don't believe in the existence of a "best friend". Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Buhari Govt inaugurates committee...

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has inaugurated a committee to plan an amnesty for Boko Haram terrorists as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Why Jonathanians desperately want...

The lie invented described a so-called clash between Vice president Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai, with the Vice allegedly storming out during an alleged NEC meeting. Read more...