- A major controversy is brewing in Kaduna state
- A member of the state's Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) has admitted to being used in trying to frame Senator Shehu Sani
- The senator has reacted to the issue via his social media pages
Garba Isa, a member of the Kaduna Civilian JTF who is in the centre of the murder case controversy against Senator Shehu Sani of one Lawan Maiduna, has alleged that the military forced him to implicate the senator.
According to New Telegraph, Isa made the confession while speaking to journalists in Kano state on Thursday, April 12.
His words: “I was not in Kaduna but received calls that the military are looking for me on an issue so when I went back I was at our office in Kabala Doki when the military came and asked me to come with them.
“The military told me that they arrested some suspects and I alongside another person we should come in our position as JTF to verified their identity at Badarawa so after an inquiry they allowed the other person to go and asked me to follow them.
"They now took me to Kukwa Ahmed Aruwa Firm, and kept me there I was there when a military captain came and left there after he sent an intelligent officer who now came and told me that I was the one who killed Lawan Bakin Ruwa.
“I told them as a civilian JTF how can I kill anybody, they now started torturing me that I must accept that I’m the one who killed him and Senator Shehu Sani was the one who contracted us to do it.”
Garba Isa added that he spent two weeks with the military but still refused to implicate Senator Shehu Sani adding that “later we were transferred to the Kaduna state CID where I spent almost a month and from where I was taken to prison.”
He said it was at the Kaduna state high court he got his bail but he sustained severe injuries on his right hand.
Senator Sani has reacted to the confession through his Twitter page, saying efforts to tarnish his image won't succeed.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Kaduna state police command named Senator Shehu Sani as a person of interest in an ongoing investigation relating to a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable murder.
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The police commissioner in the state, Austin Iwar, has asked the senator to appear on April 30 at the command headquarters in Kaduna for questioning over the issue.
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