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Missing General: Village Head, others surrender to police

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24 hours after being declared wanted by the police over the disappearance of an Army General, Mohammed Idris Alkali (retd), three suspects on Friday voluntarily surrendered themselves to the Plateau State Police Command in Jos.

A source said the other suspects were also ready to surrender themselves but were waiting to see how the persons who already surrendered to the police would be treated,Punch reports.

“The three suspects voluntarily surrendered themselves to the police. If the police detain them, it will be difficult to get the others. But if they are granted bail, be assured that they will all appear before the police by next week,” the source stated.

The suspects who surrendered to the police were the Village Head of Dura-Du District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Yakubu Rapp (52); Youth Leader of the community, Matthew Rwang (aka Amesco, 27); and a tipper driver, Timothy Chuwang (26).

They were accompanied by the lawyer representing the community, Matthew Godfree.

The suspects were declared wanted after the mysterious disappearance of the former Army Chief of Administration.

Alkali who was said to have disappeared in questionable circumstances was said to have retired a few weeks before he was declared missing on Monday, September 3, 2018, a day after gunmen swooped on Dura-Du and killed about 13 persons.

About three cars were said to have been recovered from a mining pond in the Dura–Du District during a cordon and search operation conducted by a team of soldiers led by the Garrison Commander of 3 Armour Division, Brig. Gen. Umar Mohammed.

Godfree said the community was ready to cooperate with the police in their investigation.

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