By Augustine Ehikioya
Unraveling crimes in Kano State, Police officials in the State have arrested 18 years old principal suspect, Abdulsamad Suleiman of Dorayi Chiranchi Quarters, Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State for murder of a housewife, who is his relative.
He was arrested along with his accomplice, one Mu’azzam Lawan, who is 17 years old.
The suspects, according to Kano State Police Command Diary issued on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), had killed the housewife after stealing three mobile phones from her.
It said “On the 12/02/2022 at about 2030hrs, a report was received from a resident of Danbare Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State that, on the same date at about 2000hrs, when he returned from his place of work to his house, he met his wife, Rukayya Jamilu, ‘f’, 21 years old in a pool of her blood motionless on her bed, and also his children, (1) Anwar Jamilu, ‘m’, 3 years old, (2) Amina Jamilu, ‘f’, 1-year-old with grievous injuries.
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Ibrahim Hamma, Divisional Police Officer, Dorayi Babba Division to proceed to the scene.
“The team moved to the scene and rushed the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where the housewife was examined and confirmed dead by Medical Doctor and the two other victims admitted.
“Investigations conducted by the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department and DSS led to the arrest of the Principal suspect, one Abdulsamad Suleiman, ‘m’, 18 years old, of Dorayi Chiranchi Quarters, Gwale LGA, Kano State and his accomplice, one Mu’azzam Lawan, ‘m’, 17 years old of the same address.”
It went on “On discreet investigation, the principal suspect confessed that on 12/02/2022 at about 1600hrs, he went to the house of the deceased as his relative and met her on the bed.
“After he greeted her, he saw three (3) Mobile phones and took them. Having realized that, she recognized him, he used a wooden-made pestle and repeatedly hits her on her head and also hits her two children and left with the Mobile phones.
“He further confessed that he gave one of the Mobile phones to his friend and sold the other two at Twelve Thousand Naira (N12,000:00).
“His friend was arrested and also confessed to having sold the mobile phone given to him belonging to the deceased at Two Thousand Naira (N2,000:00).”
The case, it said, will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, also warned that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.
“They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the Law.
“He also thanked the Kano State Government, the good people of the State, other security agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Community Policing Stakeholders for their prayers, encouragement, continuous support, and cooperation.
“He urged residents to pray for the State, the Nation and report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands. Rigorous patrol, raids of criminal hideouts, and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder”, it stated.
In case of emergencies, it said, the Command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271, 09029292926 or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.