Police arrest suspect for killing his 80-year old grandmother


By Ismail Auwal

Kano State Police Command arrested a 25-year-old Naziru Magaji for the murder of his 80-year-old grandmother. 

Magaji has reportedly confessed to his crime, “saying that he beat up Habiba Abubakar and threw her into a deep well after taking intoxicating drugs.”

According to a statement signed by the state police command spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the incident occurred on March, 24 2022 at Wangara Village, Tofa LGA Kano State.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of detectives led by CSP Isiyaku Mustapha Daura, Divisional Police Officer, Tofa Division to proceed to the scene.”

“The team immediately went to the scene removed the body from the well and rushed to Tofa General Hospital where the grandmother was examined and confirmed dead by Medical Doctor,” the statement reads. 

He added that “on preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he is mentally stable, he beat up the 80-year old grandmother and threw her body inside a well.”

“And that, he committed the act after taking intoxicating drugs called exol.”

Magaji further confessed that he has been in the habit of taking hallucinating/intoxicating drugs for a long period.

“That, he was warned severally by his mother to desist from the act, but he refused to heed the advice.”

Kiyawa said that the case has been transferred to the Homicide Section of the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the discreet investigation.

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