08 Nov Bauchi man dies while testing shooting spell
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
A 43-year-old man was shot dead in Bauchi state when a local doctor and three others tried out a gun amulet.
The deceased, Muhammadu Ali, a resident of Damaiwa village in Burusari-Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi State, is said to have gone to the Damaiwa bush with four others to test whether the amulet would protect them from gunfire. ing.
Unfortunately, an attempt to shoot him with a locally made weapon to test the effectiveness of the spell failed and he died.
The Bauchi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday.
When police received information about the incident, they rushed to the scene and evacuated the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead by doctors on arrival, he said.
He said two of the suspects were immediately arrested and the other fugitives were traced by the police.
Superintendent of Police Wakil said: “On October 31, 2023, at about 8:30 a.m., as per information received from the Commissioner of Police, Burusari, Zaki District, one Danladi Yau, a male (28), was arrested at Damaiwa Village, opposite Burusari Zaki LGA, Bauchi State, in his local area. A doctor (medic) and three other accomplices who are now on the run entered the Damaiwa bush with the sole purpose of weaponizing and examining a man, Muhammadu Ali (43). Same address.
“Unfortunately, during the trial, Mr. Muhammadu Murtala was shot by Mr. Danladi Yau (accused) with a locally made weapon.
“Upon receiving the report, the investigation team led by DPO Zaki immediately
“Furthermore, two suspects were immediately arrested; Efforts have been intensified to locate and apprehend the absconding accomplice.” The investigation is ongoing and the accused will be brought to trial.
The commander appealed to the public to take this act as a lesson and avoid using it as cannon fodder to the detriment of innocent and hardworking citizens. Every human soul is extremely important and inviolable to every wearer.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, therefore, assures the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased that the command remains neutral and that justice is served to both parties,” he said. said.
Meanwhile, he added that an armed robber who along with others robbed the staff quarters of Bishop Moore Memorial School, Catholic Diocese in Bauchi, was killed by a mob on November 4, 2023 at about 4:30am.
Wakil said that personnel at the divisional headquarters of the GRA Police, under the direction of the divisional police officer, in collaboration with local vigilante groups quickly responded to the armed robbery at the headquarters.
He said: “Upon arrival at the scene, the suspects headed towards a nearby mountain. However, they were tracked down and arrested.