- Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state had given an update on Late Philip Tatari Shekwo
- Shekwo was until his death, the chairman of the ruling APC in Nasarawa state
- He was kidnapped and subsequently killed...but the governor says the person responsible has been apprehended
Vanguard is reporting that the suspected kidnapper and killer of the Nasarawa state chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Philip Tatari Shekwo, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this Tuesday, December 1 in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
According to the governor, the killer, Mohammed Usman was arrested at Asakio, Lafia East local government by the police.
The governor further revealed that Usman has since confessed to the crime after he was apprehended.
Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the efforts of the police operatives.
Afe Mark Sola wrote on Twitter:
“The arrest of the killer was possible and done without wasting time. But if he's a poor man and nobody, the police will still be searching till thy kingdom come.”
Onah Fhabz wrote:
“Only the powerful get justice.”
Abubakar MD wrote:
“I really want to see more and more of these so-called politicians kidnapped, killed, and blackmail so that they will know how those poor helpless people feel that will make them put every inch of their effort into developing the nation's security forces.”
Michael Scott wrote:
“Nobody should arrest anybody.... these evil people in this country deserve nothing but the death penalty.”
Tee Olayemi wrote on Facebook:
“A big lie, they have arrested an innocent man and they will torture him to plead guilty.”
Jerry Maya wrote:
“They should go to Borno to record the breakthrough.”
Agudi Vivian Ikpere asks:
“Why are they not arresting Boko Haram, or do they have things in common?”
Emmnuel Benson Ayodele asks:
“Will that bring the dead back?”
Alhaji Jibril Inede wrote:
“This is commendable.”
Linda Ezekiel wrote:
“I hope it is not an innocent man. The police was quick to find the killer because the deceased was not a common man. We shall overcome.”
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in a statement on Sunday, November 22, condemned the murder of the politician.
The president said it is a must for the nation’s security system to do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.
In a related development, the APC expressed sadness over the death of its party chieftain in Nasarawa state.
The party in a statement, prayed for God to grant the late chairman eternal rest and those who grieve the strength to bear the loss.
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