The Plateau State Police Command are ready to go the whole mile to unmask those responsible for the gruesome murder of a former Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd).

The Command paraded 19 suspects linked to the killing on Sunday and they are set to arraign them in court promptly. 

The spokesperson for the command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told journalists in Jos that while scientific investigation into the incident was still ongoing, six out of the eight suspects earlier declared wanted by the police had voluntarily surrendered themselves.

Among the paraded suspects were 21-year old John Alkali, who was arrested with a locally-made gun with one round of live ammunition; and Rebecca Pam (35), who lives in Doi community.

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Rebecca, according to the police, “is one of the women who protested against the draining of the mining pond where Alkali’s car was recovered. She did everything to conceal the crime and pervert the course of justice.”

The police said Pam Chuwang Kim (32) “knew about the incident, was among the rampaging youths on September 3, 2018 and was at Lonpandyet with other youths.”

Another suspect, Michael James (22), the police said “witnessed the incident, saw when and how the General was killed, knew the people who killed the General, but concealed the information.”

Idris Alkali

Tyopev said, “Stanley Onuchukwu (34) owns and operates a block industry beside the pond in Dura-Du where the (General’s) car was recovered; he heard information about the pushing of the missing General’s car into the pond from his employees.

“Nenfa Jwanan (22), employed by Stanley Onuchukwu at the block industry, witnessed when the car was pushed into the pond and concealed the information until his arrest. Yakubu Rapp is the village head of Doi.

The vehicle was recovered in a pond in his area. He has knowledge of the entire exercise as the youth of the area respect and obey him.” the Police alleged.