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Published On: Mon, Mar 18th, 2019

Yola: We’re investigating threats to Abubakar Zira’s life -Police

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From Umar Dankano, Yola

The Adamawa state Police Command has confirmed the receipt of a complaint of alleged threat to life of former General Manager of Adamawa Investment and Property Limited, Mallam Abubakar Zira by yet to be identified men.
Image maker of the Command, SP Othman Abubakar said the Command was investigating the matter with a view to unmasking those behind it for proper prosecution if found wanting.
Abubakar said the matter was being investigated by the Command CID.
Speaking on the matter to newsmen in Yola, Zira said the suspects had on two occasion trailed him in what looked like and attempt to kidnap and kill him.
Zira said the first attempt on him by the unidentified persons was made on December 16 last year on his way to Mosque at the Federal Housing Estate in Yola for morning prayer around 4.30 am, while the second attempt was on February 24 this year while he was returning from his home town Michika to Yola after traveling home to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly election.
He said that he was trailed by some men in a vehicle but was able to escape.
“I have reported the incident to the Police, DSS, NSCDC and Army.
“I don’t have problem with anybody except the attempt by some unknown persons I believed to be land racketeers in Abuja who cloned or forged the tittle document of my property in Abuja which they attempted to sale.
“The property consist of a 2 storey building of 21 flats at Karu village extension, plot MF 20 covered by Right of Occupancy No. MZIP/LK//99/DD.506.
“I had petitioned the Minister of FCT, Inspector General of Police, DSS and EFCC on the matter.
“I had also through my lawyer written to the Director, Land of Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) on the need to place caveat on the property to stop those who forged the tittle documents from using it to defraud innocent and unsuspecting person or persons,” Zira said.
He, however, lamented that the authorities concerned particularly in Abuja seems to be handling the issue with lukewarm attitude.
Zira said that he was highly suspicious that some staff of land office were conspiring with land speculators to dupe people.
He urged the federal government to do something about the development as a matter of urgency.

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