April 16, 2024

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Kano State Command has arrested a 25-year-old ‘mentally ill man, Alkasim Ya’u, for allegedly killing his wife at Tudun Yola ‘C’, in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.

The NSCDC Corps Commandant, Mohammed Falala, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Falala said the incident occurred on Friday, January 5, 2024 at about 1330 hours at the residence of Salisu Bala.

The deceased father, Alhaji Ya’u Mohammed, brought his mentally ill son, Alkasim Ya’u, to Psychiatric Hospital Dawanau, for medical treatment, where they booked to see a medical doctor on Saturday January 6.

He explained that instead of going back to Katsina, the deceased decided to sleep at his brother’s house at same address.

“Our investigation revealed that Alkasim became mentally ill due to his engagement in hard drugs activities,” he said.

“On their arrival at Tudun Yola, the ill son took a sharp object and injured the father, until the intervention of the NSCDC operatives attached to the area who took the victim to hospital and arrested the suspect,” he said.

Falala said that already, the family was making arrangements to return the corpse to Katsina for funeral, while the suspect and the exhibit were handed over to Rijiyar Zaki Divisional Police Office for further investigation.

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