Missing General: Friend To “Morinho” Is In Army's Wanted Persons' List
The Nigerian Army has released list of persons suspected to have connections with the case of missing General Idris Alkali and are now in its wanted list.
The names were released during a press conference held on Friday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, where the man was allegedly murdered.
After the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Major General Benson Akinroluyo, who gave the report said a shallow grave was discovered where the body of the General was allegedly buried after he was killed, but later removed, he gave the names of persons that were in the wanted list.
He said there existed evidence and indicators that pointed to the fact that those who were involved in the killing of the senior officer were being supported and backed by community leaders within the Dura-Du District of Plateau State.
"In recent times, they have been staging press conferences and writing petitions in order to smear the image of the Division in particular and the Nigerian Army in general.
"This Division will not yield to the antics or blackmail by those who have committed this dastardly crime," he said.
The GOC then gave names of people at large whom he said had been declared wanted by the relevant authority based on their degree of culpability in the killing of the senior officer.
'A Friend To “Morinho"'
"a. Da Chuwang Samuel ( aka MORINHO). He is 28 years old and a panel beater by profession. He hails from Doi Du village area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. He was believed to be the master mind in the assault and killing of Major General Idris Alkali.
"b. Mr Nyam Samuel (aka SOFT TOUCH). He is 25 years old and a panel beater by profession as well as younger brother of “Morinho”. He was believed to have been involved in the assault and killing of the senior officer.
"c. Mr Pam Gyang Dung ( aka BOSS). He hails from Latya 2 Doi Du Village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. His profession is farming and mining. He is also the Mai Anguwa of Latya 2. “Boss” who is 53 years old is a friend to “Morinho”. He was also believed to be involved in the killing of Major General Idris Alkali.
"d. Mr Mathew Wrang (aka AMESCO). He is 27 years old. In addition, one locally made pistol was recovered from his house during cordon and search operation.
"e. Mr Moses Gyang (aka BOSS). He is Pam Gyang Dung, aka “Boss” son. He is 25 years old.
"f. Mr Timothy Chuan. He is 26 years old. He is a tipper driver and also a sand vendor by profession. He was identified to have driven the senior officer’s car to Dura village and subsequently pushed it into the abandoned mining pit filled with water.
"g. Da Yakubu Rap. He is 52 years old and the district head of Dura village. He co - chaired the meeting held to relocate the corpse of the senior officer from a shallow grave to elsewhere immediately his car was found in the abandoned mining pit filled with water.
"h. Mr Chuwang Istifanus Pwajok Stephen (aka TIFA). He is 46 years old and a surveyor/business man by profession. He participated in the meeting held to relocate the corpse of the senior officer from a shallow grave to elsewhere after his car was found in the abandoned mining pit filled with water," he said.
The Nigerian Army also stated that all efforts were being made to get them arrested and be brought to justice, as their photographs and personal details were with the relevant security agencies.
Major General Akinroluyo further stated that the cordon and search operation conducted by Nigerian Army's troops had really exposed what he called heinous crimes being committed by the few but fully supported and concealed by the entire community.
He then commended members of the public for their cooperation and still solicit for anyone with credible information on where the senior officer was reburied.
"It is the civic responsibility of the Dura-Du community to produce the corpse of the deceased senior officer and those who were involved in the killing of the senior officer," he stressed.
The Headquarters could be reached on 09074028881, the Army said while promising to keep every information and the informant confidential.
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