Notorious criminal killed while trying to escape from police custody
The Zamfara State police in Gusau, the State capital, said Thursday that a fake pastor, Mohammed Dahiru popularly known as pastor Emeka, a notorious leader of a car snatching and rape syndicate, has finally been killed as he was trying to escape from police custody.
According to the police spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, the fake pastor was being
According to reports, Dahiru was serving a jail term for armed robbery and rape offences but was given amnesty by Governor Muhammed Matawalle under an amnesty programme due to the Peace accord and reconciliation process in the state. The commissioner of police had on Wednesday paraded Dahiru along with other 14 armed bandits at the police headquarters in Gusau. Investigation carried out revealed that Dahiru was wrongly released from prison under the amnesty programme as he was not among the Fulani bandits, but was actually serving a jail term for car snatching and rape. Nagogo described Dahiru as a notorious car snatcher and rapist, who had been terrorising the people of the state alongside with four others, who were also arrested by the personnel of the Operation Puff Adder. He said that apart from snatching vehicles, Dahiru and his gang members had raped several women in the state in presence of their family members.