Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu, a member of the House of Representatives, has been made a wanted persons by the Bauchi State Police Command.
The politician who represents the federal constituency of Bauchi was also the target of a N1 million bounty set by the security agency.
Shehu was elected using the Peoples Redemption Party (PDP) platform, but then switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Tuesday, Police Public Relations Officer SP Ahmed Wakil published a Special Police Gazette Bulletin CB: 2685/Bsx/VOL.T/4s.
According to the bulletin, Shehu is being sought by the Nigeria Police Force, which is led by Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba.
The lawmaker is sought after in relation to a “criminal conspiracy, causing grave hurt, instigating disturbances of public peace, and culpable homicide” case.
“Valid information that will lead to his arrest for questioning and arraignment on criminal charges” is what the police are seeking.
The notice also states, “Anyone with information that could aid in his apprehension should please contact 08151849417 or report at any nearby police station.
According to DAILY POST, the authorities detained WikkiTimes publisher Haruna Mohammed and reporter Idris Kamal in May 2022.
The two were apprehended after accepting an invitation to discuss a report titled ‘How Bauchi APC Chairman Died After Series of Threats’.
It described how Hussaini Musa Gwaba, the APC chairman in Bauch, faced a series of threats before being murdered.
“The emergence of Gwaba as chairman enraged Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, a member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency,” according to the report.
According to reports, Abdullahi saw the deceased as a threat to his political ambitions and banded together with other disgruntled members to hold a parallel election to install a chairman.
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