FORMER chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tarani Council of Kano State, Alhaji Saleh Kura, and a suspected hired killer, Ibrahim Lawal, were Wednesday paraded by the Kano State Police Command in connection with the killing of two members of the State House of Assembly late last year.
Kura, who is the current chairman of Amalgamated Traders Association of Sabo Gari Market in Kano, was alleged to be the brain behind the murder of two lawmakers in the state, Danladi Isah Kademi and Abba Garko. Both legislators were killed by unknown gunmen in Kano late last year.
Parading the suspects before journalists at the Bompia Police Headquarters, the State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, said that Kura was apprehended after the police tracked down Lawal, who linked him as their sponsor.
He disclosed that Lawal confessed to have joined the gang of hired killers in January 2012 with their gang leader and armourer, one Abdullahi (alias Mabo), and four others, who were still at large, and were hired by Kura to murder Kademi at the cost of N100,000.
He added: “Our investigation also revealed that Kura’s name and GSM contact were found in Lawal’s phone and we further discovered different call logs between the duo, which clearly corroborates a grand criminal conspiracy between them.”
Culled from Guardian