A notorious serial killer, Basiru Barau, aka Gojen-Mallam, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command.
Barau, aged 25, said to be linked to three homicides cases in the state ran out of luck on Wednesday.
Kaduna Spokesperson of the Nigeria police, DSP Gambo Isah, confirming the arrest before newsmen on Wednesday said no fewer than three murder cases had been committed by Barau.
“The Katsina State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that it has succeeded in arresting a wanted notorious serial killer, Basiru Barau, alias Gojen-Mallam, of the Tudun Wada area of Funtua, Katsina State.
“The suspect is a notorious member of an unlawful society of social miscreants otherwise known as Kauraye. He had been declared wanted by the command in connection with three homicide cases alleged to have been perpetrated by him and his group
“On July 30, 2014, the suspect was alleged to have attacked one Aliyu Abubakar, aged 22, of Hayin Low-cost Estate, hacking him to death.
“Also, on July 4, 2017, the suspect was alleged to have attacked one Abubakar Yusuf, aged 22, of Gangaren-Gangariya, Funtua, and hacked him to death.
“Furthermore, on September 7, 2017, one Samaila Idris, aged 20, of BCGA, Funtua, was found in a pool of blood with his legs badly cut and one of his hands amputated behind Sambo Primary School, Funtua.
“The victim was rushed to the General Hospital, Funtua, where he was examined and confirmed dead by a doctor. During police investigation, evidence emerged that Gojen-Mallam committed the crime.
DSP Isah added that further investigations is ongoing to arrest other members of his gang at large.