The Kano state police Command says it has arrested 20-year-old man, Gaddafi Sagir, for allegedly stabbing his pregnant stepmother, Rabi’atu Sagir, and strangulating her eight-year-old daughter, Munawwara Sagir, killing both of them.
The police public relations officer of the command Supritendant Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed this while the suspect before journalists in Kano.
He said the report of the killing was lodged by the suspect’s father, Sagir Yakubu, a resident of Fadama Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Ungogo LGA, Kano State, on January 7, 2023, at about 11:30pm.”
The father told the police that he returned home and met his 25-year-old pregnant wife, and her daughter,lying motionless in a pool of blood.””
He also notified the police of his suspicion that his son, Gaddafi, carried out the criminal act.”The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the arrest of the killer on Sunday, January 8, said that the report prompted the state Commissioner of Po
lice, Mamman Dauda, to direct a team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division, CSP Usman Abdullahi, to go to the scene, rush the victims to hospital and ensure the arrest of whoever committed the act.“The team immediately went to the scene, cordoned the area and rushed the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, where a medical doctor certified them dead.”“The suspect, Gaddafi Sagir, 20 years old, was arrested in an uncompleted building in an attempt to escape from Kano.”“During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to having singlehandedly used a screwdriver to stab his stepmother on her neck and forehead, and strangled her daughter with her head tie until she was no longer breathing.”Theadded asded that an investigation had commenced on the case.Abdullahi Jalaluddeen/Kano