The Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command has confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old blind man, Muntari Idris, for allegedly aiding cattle rustling, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.
NSCDC operatives arrested Idris, also known as Barrister, alongside his colleague, Adamu Mohammed, at Ungwar-Maigiginya in Igabi Local Government of the state after a tip off.
Kaduna State Commandant of NSCDC, Alhaji Modu Bunu said investigation has revealed that Barrister, who claims to be a businessman in landed property, rather specialises in bailing and aiding criminals who indulge in cattle rustling, kidnapping and other criminal acts plaguing Kaduna State.
Although Idris denied involvement in the crime, his accomplice, Adamu Mohammed, confessed that he accompanied Barrister many times to secure bail of suspected criminals.
In Mohammed’s confessional statement, he said: “I wish to duly state that I Know my present boss, Barrister as fondly called to be a bailer of offenders especially cattle rustlers and kidnappers particularly last years (2015). He asked me to accompany him to State CID twice and many times to Rigasa Station.
“Each time we did, I discovered that he would bail offenders who I realized were suspects of cattle rustling. But upon knowing the aim of Barristers visits, I declined accompanying him into offices rather I wait outside, leaving him to be led by relations of the suspects to perfect their bail conditions. The bailing of Alhaji Wada, Muhakimi, Iro also known as Zafi, are few examples.
Bunu explained that the corps had handed over the duo to the State Security Services for further investigation and prosecution.