Son of a one-time National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umaru Dahiru, has been shot dead by suspected policemen in Bauchi metropolis in Bauchi State.
Sunday Sun learnt that Sulaiman Umaru Dahiru, aged 31, was allegedly shot when he refused to stop during a stop-and-search operation by officers and men of the Bauchi State Police Command.
Our correspondent further learnt that Suleiman was driving very close to his father’s residence at Murtala Muhammed Road, opposite Gwallaga Juma’at mosque in Bauchi city, when the security men on patrol allegedly ordered him to stop for identification.
The deceased allegedly refused and was shot by the joint patrol team.
His father, Alhaji Umaru Dahiru, who was until the tragedy a staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja, and the Baraden Bauchi, confirmed the killing of his son, describing it as unfortunate.
He said: “We held a wedding ceremony in my house last Friday, so the boy was busy taking women that attended the occasion back to their various houses.
“We couldn’t see the boy and we tried to find out his whereabouts, but we only located his vehicle sprayed with bullets and discovered his dead body at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital riddled with bullet wounds.”
Dahiru, one time Commissioner for Finance in the state, explained that he was told his son was killed after he allegedly failed to stop during a stop and search operation, saying it was unfortunate that both criminals and innocent people were being killed.
On what the family intends to do, the PDP chieftain said there was nothing they could do, but to leave it to God to judge.
Commenting on the issue, the Chief Medical Director of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Dr. Mohammad Alkali, said the police brought the deceased alive around 2 am on Saturday for treatment, but he later died.
When contacted the state’s Police Commissioner, Mohammad Ladan, said he was not aware of the incident.
Ladan said he was hearing it for the first time from the reporter.