The Plateau State Police Command paraded 19 suspects whom are allegedly connected with the killing and disappearance of Maj. Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd).
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Terna Tyopev, who paraded the suspects on Sunday in Jos said that 13 suspects were handed over to the Police command by the military, while six others reported themselves to the Police following a Police declaration describing as persons wanted by the Police in connection with the brutal murder of Gen Alkali .
Major Gen. Alkali was declared missing on September 3 when he left Abuja and was on his way to Bauchi, via Jos.
On September 29, his car and other personal effects were found in a pond in Dura-Du community of Jos South Local Government Area of the State, while the body of was found in an abandoned Well at Gushwet in Shen community of Jos South LGA on October 31.
“On Oct. 17, the military handed over 13 suspects to us in connection with the disappearance and death of Maj. Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd). After a painstaking interrogation on Oct. 21 we also declared eight suspects wanted. Six out of the eight reported themselves to the police, but two are at large.
“So, the 19 suspects paraded today consist of the 13 handed over to us, and the six that reported themselves to us,” the PPRO said.
DSP Terna said the suspects were interrogated and found to have strong links with the crime, adding that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, while efforts are being intensified to ensure the two remaining suspects are arrested.