Police Name Popular Nigerian Senator As Murder Suspect

The police in Kaduna state has extended an invitation to a senator in the state asking him to submit himself for interrogation over a murder case reportedly linked to him.

The senator representing Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani has been named as a person of interest in a murder investigation by the Nigerian police force, according to a report by Premium Times.

The police commissioner in the state, Austin Iwar revealed that a letter has been forwarded to the lawmaker asking him to appear on April 30 at the Command Headquarters in Kaduna for questioning.

“This is in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide transferred to this office by 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, alongside with exhibit audio CD in which your name was mentioned by the principal suspect,” Mr Iwar said in a letter to Mr Sani, APC-Kaduna Central.

“This is to enable us fairly and timely conclude investigation into the matter, Mr Iwar said,” Mr Iwar concluded in the letter addressed to Mr Sani through the Clerk of the National Assembly. A copy of the letter was forwarded to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

It is not immediately ascertained whether Mr Sani has reacted to the development or planned to honour the invitation. The specific case for which the senator is being sought is also not immediately known but updates will be given shortly.

Mr Iwar also said Mr. Sani will not be detained if he honoured the invitation, saying the police would have picked him up at the Senate if they had any intention of arresting him.

Mr. Sani blamed the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for the move by the police. He alleged that the Kaduna government had concluded plans to frame him up with a murder case.

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