From Femi Oyelola kaduna
The counsel to Alhaji Musa Iman, the suspect who was alleged to have raised false alarm of being kidnapped, Barrister Mohammed T Mohammed has exonerated his client from the allegation.
He made the assertion during a press conference held in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, his client is a respected business man that deals in oil and gas products.
He further disclosed that his client ordered for petroleum products from NNPC and was asked to deposit some money and he approached his business partner in Lagos who supported him with some money.
“You know the procedure in NNPC, the 15 trailers he ordered for did not arrive when expected, after sometime his business partner became impatient and he laid the case before Lagos State Police Command
“When my client get wind of this, he sent laywer to Lagos to plead with the police for more time, unknown to, his partner has perfected a plan to come and forcefully arrest him in kaduna.
“On Thursday last week, he started seeing strange faces moving around his premises trailing him, which he even reported to his wife.
“The next Monday morning, when he went to picked his children from school, he was stopped on the road and was forcefully picked out of his car and put into a Sienna bus, and he started struggling with them because he couldn’t recognize any of them.
“This struggling created a scenero that attracted passerbys, when they succeeded in forcefully putting him inside their car, it then the commercial motorcyclists started chasing them and shouting, “kidnappers kidnappers”.
“This drew the attention of the crowd that finally stopped the Sienna around Kawo Bridge.”
“You know that place is a flash point full of hurdlums who descended on the vehicle and even our client, Alhaji Musa was beating, but was later released after someone identified him, that was how he managed to escape just as the other two passengers in the vehicle escaped.
“However, the driver at the wheel was not that lucky, as he was linched to death and set ablaze by the hurdlums.
“Our client is a respectable businessman, God fearing, that will never have anything to do with hurdlums and mob action.
“ And I will say categorically that he is not the one that raise the false alarm of kidnapping.”
Alhaji Musa was alleged to have raised a false alarm of being kidnapped by some people who later turned out to be his sureties from Lagos and the action led to the death of three people.