A couple, Sulaiman Idris, and Maimuna Halliru were found dead on Monday in their matrimonial bed in Kwa village, Dawakin Tofa Local Government of Kano State.
The Kano Command Police spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday.
According to the statement, “On Tuesday at about 2100hrs, a report was received from Kwa Village, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State that a couple, one Sulaiman Idris, 28 years old, and Maimuna Halliru, 20 years old were discovered not to have come out of their matrimonial home since Monday at about 2300hrs.
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mamman Dauda, directed a team of detectives led by CSP Ahmed Hamza, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Dawakin Tofa Division to proceed to the scene. Victims were removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a medical doctor confirmed the couple dead.
“On preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the deceased couple lit a charcoal fire to warm their room due to cold weather, locked up, and got suffocated by the smoke which emanated from the charcoal burning while they were asleep. However, an investigation is in process.”
The CP advised the good people of Kano State on the need to be careful while using fire, and electricity and take safety measures as the harmattan season is associated with the risk of fire outbreaks, the statement added.