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Police Arrest Boy for Killing his Stepmother, her Eight-Year-Old Daughter in Kano

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Idris Abubakar

The Police in Kano has arrested one Gaddafi for allegedly killing his stepmother and her eight-year-old daughter in the Fadama section of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State.

SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Kano Command’s spokesperson in a statement on Sunday said: “On Saturday at about 2330hrs, a report was received from one Sagir Yakubu of Fadama Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Ungogo LGA, Kano State, that he returned home and met his pregnant wife, one Rabi’atu Sagir, 25 years old and her daughter, Munawwara Sagir, 8 years old in a pool of blood motionless; and that, he is strongly suspecting his son, Gaddafi.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Police Command, CP Mamman Dauda raised and instructed a team of Detectives led by CSP Usman Abdullahi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division to proceed to the scene, rush the victims to Hospital and ensure the arrest of the culprit(s).

“The team immediately went to the scene, cordoned off the area, and rushed the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where a Medical Doctor certified them dead.”

According to the statement, the suspect, Gaddafi Sagir, 20 years old was arrested in an uncompleted building in an attempt to escape from Kano.

The statement further added that on preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to having singlehandedly used a screwdriver, stabbed his stepmother on her neck and forehead, and strangled her daughter with her head tie until she is no longer breathing.  

The investigation is still in progress.

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