By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Residents of Kaduna were in shock on Monday morning after realising that an angry mob misled by one Alhaji Musa had lynched, murdered and set ablaze a driver alongside the vehicle in Kawo axis of the metropolis.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo in reaction in an audio made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily, said that three others were rescued from the angry mob by 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 shortees 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 tailing 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.