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Middle-aged man shot dead while testing ‘bullet-proof’ charm



By Peters Monday, Abuja

The Police Command of Bauchi State has arrested two suspects in connection with the horrible death of Muhammadu Murtala Ali, a 43-year-old man who lost his life while testing the effectiveness of a bulletproof charm.

The incident happened on October 30 in Zaki Local Government area of the state.

In a statement from Ahmed Wakil, the Police Command’s spokesperson, Danladi Ya’u, a native doctor of Damaiwa village, Bursali ward in Zaki LGA, and three other accomplices (currently at large), went into the bush to test a bulletproof charm on the deceased but unfortunately, Murtala was shot dead with a locally-made gun by Danladi Ya’u.

The statement further reads, “Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer of Zaki, responded and arrived at the crime scene to evacuate the body of the victim to the General Hospital in Jakusko, Yobe State, where he was certified dead”.

Wakil stated that two suspects were promptly arrested, and efforts are underway to track down and apprehend the remaining accomplices.

“The investigation is ongoing, and the defendants will be brought to court as the case unfolds,” he stated.

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