The 81-year-old owner of 31 cows missing in police custody, Abdullahi Ibrahim, has been released by the Force following a petition written to the inspector general of police by Kaduna state commissioner of women affairs and social development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba.
Ibrahim was said to have been released around 12pm on Monday, April 22, at the Metro head office, Kaduna, where he spent 5 days in cell, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the octogenarian said he was arrested because he insisted on recovering his missing cows from police.
He said: “All this thing they are doing to us is because of the missing cows. They accused my son of being a criminal but the truth is God is watching everybody and there will be a day of judgement.
“One thing I will say is that those 31 cows are mine which I inherited for so many years from my parents. I will insist on getting them recovered no matter how long it will take us to get justice."
He appealed to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to help him recover the cows from the police, saying that they were all he had to take care of his family.
The commissioner assured the octogenarian that she would do everything possible to ensure that he recovers his cows.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that not less than 25 suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in connection with the attack on the campaign office of Ogun lawmaker, Olakunle Oluomo, in Ifo and the state deputy governor.
The Ogun police command, through a statement by its public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were nabbed after the attack on the lawmaker's office and the office of the deputy speaker, Yetunde Onanuga.
Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, April 22, said during the attack, one person identified as Akeem was killed by the thugs while an officer of the force remained missing.
He added that the whereabouts of the missing officer was still unknown, though effort had been put in place to arrest the situation.
Opeyemi said: “Now, a police inspector is missing. The police inspector was macheted during the mob attack and up till now, his whereabouts is unknown. That gave the credence that they were attacked."
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