Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora has ordered Deputy Commissioner State Criminal Investigation Department for a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the demise of ASP Shuaibu Sani Malunfashi.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi by the PPRO of the Command SP Nafiu Abubakar.
According to The statement: ” On the 19th October 2022 at about 1410hrs, one ASP Abdullahi Garba, Officer in charge, Sauwa Police outpost, had an altercation with ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi, a Divisional Crime Officer II, Argungu Divisional Police Headquarters, inside fishing Village area, Argungu town.
“As a result of that, they engaged themselves in physical combat at the frontage of ASP Abdullahi Garba’s shop. While fighting, ASP Abdullahi Garba used a scissor and stabbed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi in his left rib.
“On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Argungu, swiftly rushed to the scene, arrested the erring Officer, recovered the exhibit, and rushed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi to Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where regrettably, a medical Doctor confirmed him dead.
Consequently, the erring Police Officer, ASP Abdullahi Garba was immediately arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Birnin Kebbi, while the case has also been referred to the Homicide section for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.
In light of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP. Ahmed Magaji Kontagora has delegated a team of senior Police Officers to condole the family of the deceased Police Officer and prays for the soul of Asp Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi to rest in perfect peace.
The CP also condemned the action exhibited by the erring Officer which goes contrary to the teachings of the Police, Police Act, and Regulations as well as other relevant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Similarly, the CP hereby warns Officers and men of the Command to always live in peace with one another and report their grievances to the appropriate sections within the Force for redress instead of referring to self-help.
He, therefore, assures members of the public that, justice will be done in the investigation of the case and the outcome of the investigation will also be made public.