The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a 50-year-old man, Adamu Musa, for the alleged murder of father and daughter in the Sumaila Local Government Area of the state.
The defendant, his son, Sule Mallam, 30; and grandson, Isyaku Sule, 27; were all accused of conspiring to murder 30-year old Kabiru Ya’u, and his five-year-old daughter.
The spokesman for the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this in a statement he released on Wednesday in the state..
He said that on Aug .26, at about 4:10 am, unknown hoodlums invaded Madunkuri settlement in Gomo Village, Sumaila LGA of Kano State, attacked and killed one Kabiru Ya’u, 30, and his five-year-old daughter, Harira Kabiru.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Habu Ahmad, on receiving the report directed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by DSP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits,” He said.
“The team immediately swung into action and arrested the three suspects; 115 days after the incident.’’
Haruna alleged that during the investigation, the father confessed to having directed his three sons and his grandson to kill the victim on allegations that the deceased was a suspected kidnapper.
“The suspects confessed that they used machetes and sticks to hack the victims to death.
“Investigation is in progress for the arrest of the remaining culprits. They will be charged to court after the completion of investigations,’’