Police IRT Team Arrest Another Notorious Kidnapper In Taraba,Fingers Politicians As Accomplice
The Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) from Force Headquarters have arrested one Fuski Angulu, suspected to be another kidnap kingpin from Takum LGA of Taraba State. A very reliable police source said that Fuski Angulu who was alleged to be behind most of the cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in Takum, Donga and Wukari in Southern Taraba axis was arrested in Takum and taken to Abuja following a tipoff.
The police source further hinted that upon interrogation, Fuski mentioned one Idi Shaidan, a member of his gang, based in Jalingo who also mentioned the names of a former Special Adviser to the Government of Taraba on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Alhaji Salejo Damburan and a serving councillor in Jalingo LGA Shagari Umar.
According to the police source, Damburam, Shagari and Sunday Kona were subsequently arrested and interrogated by the IRT police team and their houses searched. It was further revealed that Alhaji Salejo Damburam and Alhaji Shagari Umar were released on bail while Idi Shaidan, Sunday Kona and other members of ldi Shaitan gang were taken to Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The police source further revealed that a Toyota Hilux and 406 Peugeot belonging to Damburam and Shagari including a Hummer Bus alleged to be the operational vehicle of Fuski Angulu were conveyed to the Force Headquarters Abuja by members of the IRT team. Speaking to journalists in Jalingo on Friday, the former Special Adviser on MDGs Salejo Damburan denied allegations of involvement in any criminal activities.
He confirmed his arrest by the members of IRT but said he was released two hours later after giving a written statement. According to Danburam he knew Idi Shaidan as one of the boys who have been terrorising his house and his water company in Jalingo. He disclosed that he had reported Idi Shaidan to the Directorate of State Service (DSS) and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Jalingo severally adding that Idi had vowed to implicate him.