Native doctor kills man in failed bulletproof charm trial
A native doctor in Bauchi, named Danladi Ya’u, has shot and killed one Muhammadu Murtala Ali while testing a bulletproof charm.
Spokesman of the Bauchi Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil confirmed the incident on Wednesday.
Wakil noted that Danladi Ya’u hails from Damaiwa village in Bursali ward Zaki LGA of the state.
He also confirmed that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the unfortunate incident.
Giving details on the incident, the PPRO said: “On 31/10/2023 at about 0830hrs, information received from the officer-in-charge of the Bursali Police Outstation under Zaki Division revealed that one Danladi Ya’u ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Damaiwa village via Bursali ward Zaki LGA, Bauchi State, a native doctor (Mediciner) and three other accomplices now at large went to Damaiwa bush with the sole aim to test a gun medicine on one Muhammadu Murtala Ali ‘m’ aged 43yrs of the same address.
“In the process, the said Muhammadu Murtala was unfortunately penetrated (shot) with the locally made gun by the said Danladi Ya’u.
On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO Zaki swiftly swung into action, rushed to the scene, and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Jakusko Yobe State for medical attention, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.
“Moreover, two suspects were immediately arrested, and efforts have been intensified to trace and arrest the fleeing accomplices. The investigation is ongoing, after which the defendants will be charged to court.”