The Nigerian police on Wednesday said they have arrested 14 notorious armed robbers suspected to have killed Dr Ibrahim Mailafia, a Senior Lecturer with the Nasarawa State University.
On 3 November, 2017, Dr Mailafia , while returning to the country after completion of Doctorate Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the United Kingdom, on his way to Kano, Kano State to visit his family was attacked and murdered in cold blood on Kaduna – Zaria – Kano highway by robbers.
Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, while parading the suspect in Abuja said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had directed a discreet investigation into the killing to bring perpetrators to justice.
“The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity, working on actionable intelligence today, 23rd May, 2018 arrested the suspects responsible for the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia. They confessed to the killing of the said Doctor and also to have been terrorizing motorists and communities along Niger-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highways.
“Recovered from their possession are Two (2) AK47 Rifles, One berretta Pistol and Two (2) phones, including the iPhone of late Dr. Mailafia. They admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the killing of Dr Ibrahim Mailafia and other violent crimes in the mentioned States. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation,” he said.
The suspects are: Sunday Jatau, Solomon Jatau, Ayuba Jatau, Ishaku Luka aka Dogo, Ibrahim Daniel, Emmanuel Garba, Alhaji Usman Mohammed, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba, Bello Aliyu, Surajo Mohammed, Hassan Ibrahim, Bature Adamu, Bello Abdullahi and Mamuda Mohammed.