- The North Central vice chairman of APC, Zakari Idde has been arraigned for his involvement in the killing of a Chinese miner
- Idde was arraigned alongside nine others on Wednesday, January 5
- The suspects were said to have ambushed and killed the Chinese miner and three others
The Nasarawa state police command has dragged the national vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) North Central zone, Mr Zakari Idde, before the state high court in Lafia for his alleged involvement in the killing of a Chinese national, his police orderly and two others.
Idde was arraigned along nine others on Wednesday, January 5, but their plea could not be taken because the matter was not listed for mention.
The police had earlier paraded before journalists other suspects in the murder but the APC chief, Idde was not among them because he was on bail.
According to the police, the suspects were said to have ambushed and killed the Chinese miner and three others at Wugibi Hills in the Alogani area of Nasarawa, Eggon local government of the state late last year (2016).
The state commissioner of police, Mr Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, told journalists that Idde was among the prime suspects in the murder hence his arraignment in court for murder.
He said: “As far as the police are concerned, Mr Idde is also a suspect. His statement was obtained under caution after which he was released on bail.”
The APC chieftain had earlier denied involvement in the incident.
The vacation judge, Justice Ayiwulu, adjourned the case till Friday, January 6, for the hearing of the bail application filed by the accused lawyers, Zaidu Abdullahi and A. Idris.
In December 2016, another APC chief in Rivers state, Mr Kachi Wokocha was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of a DSP Muhammed Alkali and his orderly who lost their lives during Rivers election rerun.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose over his petition to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen alleging plots to remove him from office by the opposition party.
In a statement issued by the Ekiti state chapter of the party on Thursday, January 5, the APC mocked Fayose and dismissed his allegations in a petition.
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