An ex-chair of Jibia council area in Kebbi State Alhaji Haruna Musa Mota has been arrested by police for allegedly colluding with bandits.
Police spokesman Gambo Isa confirmed the arrest, saying the suspect has been charged to court for aiding and abetting banditry and other crimes in the state
He alleged that Mota was incriminated in a leaked video in conversation with bandits.
Gambo said, “Yes, he has been arrested and charged to court for conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and terrorism, but I cannot confirm whether he was the mastermind of Kankara students’ abduction
An audio recording went viral recently implicating the local government chairman in a discussion with a bandits’ leader over the recent abduction of Kankara Students.
Incidentally the kidnap kingpin who hails from Niger Republic and allegedly arranged the school children arrest has been granted amnesty by the Katsina State Government