The police also affirmed the ties that worked in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and the Niger state, in the combustion of houses.
Nigerian police are investigating serious allegations against a nephew of former Sokoto state governor Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, who was arrested for supplying arms, ammunition and military equipment to bandits.
Police sources said News Platform who showed investigations that the suspects identified as Musa Mohammed Kamarawa bought and sold military weapons vehicles in bandits, as well as AK-47 and AK 49 rifles.
Police further claimed that his gang was involved in kidnapping and burning houses in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states.
News Platform had exclusively reported on Friday that Kamarawa was currently being detained at the NPF headquarters in Abuja and his arrest by the Special Tactical Squad.
Sources had told News Platform that Bafarawa, who has been uneasy with the arrest of his relation, has been putting pressure on Kamarawa’s release.
News Platform had reported that Bafarawa was however told the suspect could not be released as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State was involved and ready to report to President Muhammadu Buhari.
A police source said, “The allegations levelled against him include armed robbery, kidnapping, burning of houses in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states and illegal possession of firearms like Ak-47, AK-49 and military gun trucks that he buys and sells to terrorists.”
“Remember that anything you say, will serve as evidence against you when charged to court,” a police operative told Kamarawa in a video obtained by News Platform.
Says platform had reported that the suspect spoke in the video, saying, “My name is Musa Mohammed Kamarawa, born in Kamarawa, Isa LGA; my father’s name is Alhaji Mohammed who lives in the Kamarawa with his brothers.
“My mother is a businesswoman and also a farmer who lives in Kamarawa; she is an elder sister to former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaj Safari’sru Dalhatu Bafarawa; the Sardauna of Bafarawa, Alhaji Abubakar; Hajiya Tsahara; Hajiya Sajiya Hafsat and Hajiya Safara’u.
“I attended Gobir primary school Isa, before proceeding to Nagarta College Sokoto. Afterward I got admitted to study for my degree at Usman Danfodiyyo University, Sokoto State.”