Kaduna State Police Command has said that two suspects have been arrested over the killing of Captain Abdulkareem, the 36-year-old son of Senator Bala Na'Allah.
Abdulkareem Na'Allah, a pilot, was reportedly killed on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at his residence around Umar Gwandu Road in Kaduna.
A family source had informed Sahara Reporters that the Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain's son was strangled to death by his assailants.
The assailants were said to have slipped in through the roof, tied Abdulkareem up and strangled him to death.
The bereaved father, Bala Ibn Na'Allah represents Kebbi South as a senator in the National Assembly.
Senator Na'Allah served as Deputy Majority Leader in the 8th Senate.
A source told Punch the suspects were apprehended two days ago.
The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed that two suspects were in custody and that other was currently at large.
He said, “We have two suspected killers of Abdulkareem Na’Allah in our custody. One other is at large.”
Garba Mohammed, the Special Adviser to Senator Na' Allah had, on Monday, August 30, 2021, told newsmen that the remains of the late Abdulkareem were buried the day he was killed at the Unguwan Sarki cemetery in Kaduna.
He added that the father of the deceased was not in the country when the incident happened.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan had described Abdulkareem’s death as "appearing to be a case of culpable homicide".
“In what appears to be a case of culpable homicide, the deceased was found in a bedroom in his residence in Malali, Kaduna North LGA, apparently after having been strangled with a rope.
“A vehicle was stolen from his parking lot by the assailants,” Aruwan had said in a statement.
“I have directed that a full-scale investigation be carried out with a view to unraveling the identities of the culprits and bringing them to book. Report has it that the assassins forcefully gained access into the residence of the pilot at Umar Gwandu Road, Malali, Kaduna during the night hours, choked him to dead in cold blood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination.”