By G9ija

Yakubu Shehu, the Member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force.

The Police are offering a reward of N1 million to anyone who provides information that could lead to his arrest.

The police have accused him of criminal conspiracy, causing grievous harm, disrupting public peace, and culpable homicide.

These allegations are contained in a Special Police Gazette Bulletin, which has been issued with reference number CB: 2685/Bsx/VOL.T/4s and is titled “Wanted.”

The bulletin, which has the picture and address of the lawmaker on it, was from the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Bauchi State Police Command issued by the Authority of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.

The bulletin was shared with journalists by the police command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, who holds the rank of Superintendent of Police.

“Hon. Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu (Wakilin Birni), ‘m’ 45 years old. Last known address: Off Danjuma Goje street, Makama new extension, Jahun ward, Bauchi Local Government, Bauchi State.

“The above person is hereby declared wanted by the Nigeria Police on CRO Form 5, issued by the Inspector General of Police.

“He is wanted in connection with a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Causing grievous hurt, Inciting Disturbance of Public Peace and Culpable Homicide.

“State Criminal Investigation Department S.C.I.D No.1 refers to this Bulletin and gives details of rewards of one million (1,000,000) naira for the arrest of this person. Issued by the Authority of the Inspector General of Police.”

According to reports, Yakubu Shehu was formerly a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

However, he later defected to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and contested and won a seat in the House of Representatives under the party. Shehu later left the PRP and returned to the APC.

In the run-up to the political party primaries last year, he joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and sought to secure the party’s senatorial ticket, but he was defeated by Lawal Gumau, the serving senator.