The Police in Zamfara state says it has arrested a 35-year-old suspect, Mansur Haruna, in connection with the gruesome murder of a veteran journalist, Comrade Hamisu Danjibga working with the Voice of Nigeria, VON in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement he issued to journalists in Gusau on Friday.
According to him, the suspect was arrested in the state and the mobile phone of the deceased was found with him.
Danjibga was reported missing two Saturdays ago in circumstances that resembled a kidnap by bandits.
After an intensive search by friends and family, his remains were found in a soak away behind his house in Yelwa Samaru area in Gusau, the state capital.
The Police statement reads in part: “On 20th September 2023 at about 1430 hrs, information was received from the Chairman of Nigeria Union of journalists, Ibrahim Musa, that one of his members, a reporter of the Voice of Nigeria, Hausa section, was missing since Sunday 16th September 2023”.
“Before his report, none of the family members of the deceased nor members of the union made any official report to any of the Police Stations.”
“However, on the same date, at about 1533hrs, the information further revealed that his decomposed corpse was seen in the soak away of the) house of the deceased.
“On receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Tudun wada Division mobilised the team of detectives to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Hamisu Damjibga’s gruesome murder.”
“The move resulted in the arrest of one Mansur Haruna ‘M,’ age 35, of the same address, with a Gionee keypad phone suspected to belong to the deceased.
“The case is under investigation and further development will be communicated accordingly”.
He added that the suspect would appear in court to face conspiracy and culpable homicide charges, after investigation on the issue.