May 20, 2024

The Kano State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged beheading of a minor, Mohammed Saidu, by an Almajiri at Kanwa village, Madobi Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state Usaini Gumel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, the state capital, on Friday, said six-year-old Saidu was allegedly killed by the 16 year-old Almajiri simply identified as Abdullahi.

Mr Gumel said Abdullahi who hails from Zamfara State, was sighted at Kanwa village by a good Samaritan while in possession of a blood-stained knife. The statin was suspected to be human blood.

The police chief said the headless body of Saidu was found in a nearby primary school after extensive searches.

He said the suspect was then taken to the house of the village head to prevent him from being lynched.

However, the angry mob overwhelmed the village head, descended on the suspect and inflicted serious injuries on him, the commissioner said.

He said when the police arrived, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying he dumped the head of the victim in a pit toilet adjacent to the primary school.

He said the suspect was taken to the Kwankwaso Cottage Hospital but died while receiving treatment.

The remains of the victim were recovered and moved to the hospital for examination and was later released to his relatives for burial, Mr Gumel further told NAN.


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