Why Police placed N1m bounty on Wanted Bauchi Rep, Yakubu Shehu

Police declare Bauchi lawmkaker, Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu, wanted over allegations of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide amongst other offences
adminMarch 15, 202323 min

Police declare Bauchi lawmkaker, Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu, wanted over allegations of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide amongst other offences


Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu

The Nigeria Police Force has declared the Member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Yakubu Abdullahi Shehu, wanted, placing a one million naira bounty for any information that could result in his arrest.

The 45-year-old federal lawmaker is wanted by the police over allegations of criminal conspiracy, causing great bodily harm, disturbing the peace, and culpable homicide.

As contained in a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, with reference number: CB: 2685/BSX/VOL.T/4s with the caption: “Wanted.”

The bulletin, which was made available to journalists on Tuesday, also includes a picture and address of the lawmaker, issued by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on behalf of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Bauchi State Police Command.


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“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.

The 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.

Anyone with information that could assist in his arrest should please contact: 08151849417 or report at any nearest Police Station,” the statement read.



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First elected to parliament in 2019 under the platform of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP), the Executive Committee of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Bauchi State approved the suspension of Rep. Shehu from the party for 12 months over allegations of insubordination to the party leadership and
anti-party activities.

The lawmaker thereafter defected to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in February 2021. He would, however exit the party to join the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP) in a bid to get the party’s Senatorial ticket for Bauchi South District.

He eventually lost the ticket to the incumbent Senator, Lawal Yahaya Gumau.



    March 16, 2023 at 10:00 am

    He needs to face the law as deterrent to us all, who do want do do things in the ambit of the law.


  • IBRAHIM Monsurat Omolola

    March 16, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Nobody should be above the law as stated by the rule of law. He deserved to be punish if he truly commit those crimes.


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