The Kaduna Police Command has reacted to the killing of a man suspected to be one of the kidnappers along Kawo Kaduna Monday morning, disclosing that the angry mob were misled by one Alhaji Musa to lynch, murder and set ablaze a driver alongside his vehicle in Kawo axis of the metropolis.
Newzandar recalls a report in the media that residents of Kawo-Kaduna had yesterday morning blocked the road and lynched a man following the alarm raised by one Alhaji Musa that three persons tried to kidnap him.
Reacting Tuesday morning, the Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo, said that three other people were rescued from the angry mob through joint efforts of policemen reinforced with army personnel.
According to DSP Sabo, one Alhaji Musa, who was granted bail for a case of fraud in Lagos while attempting to escape justice, raised false alarm, prompting the mob to lynch the visitors who came in from Lagos at about 8:30am on May 20, 2019.
“Some operatives from Lagos Command came in respect of one Alhaji Musa in a fraud case. They came with some sureties who stood for bail for him in Lagos. They tried to come for him to come to Lagos for his case but he was evading justice so they came looking for him in Kaduna.
“While the Police where putting together their papers, the three friends or sureties decided to track and put a tab on him. They met him and told him to follow them but he refused and decided to take his children to school.
“He raised false alarm that they were kidnappers while trailing him, that was how the driver trapped in the vehicle was lynched. One of them was wounded in the head and fell into gutter, the other two escaped and were sheltered in a filling station.
“The police came later and rescued them but were resisted by the thugs who became agitated so the police had to use force.
“The police is saddled with protection of lives, and will not hand over suspects to mobs to lynch.
“The police didn’t do this alone, they were reinforced with the army and subsequently evacuated the suspects.
“One is receiving treatment in the hospital, while the other two are okay and have even given statement concerning the issue, alongside policemen that accompanied them from Lagos,” he explained.