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20-year-old stabs stepmother, strangles sister to death in Kano

A 20-year-old man, Gaddafi Sagir in Kano has allegedly stabbed his pregnant stepmother, Rabi’atu Sagir, and strangulating her eight-year-old daughter, Munawwara Sagir, killing both.

Police Public Relations Officer, Kano State Command, Superintendent Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed this while arraigning the suspect before the press in Kano.

According to the police spokesman, 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.”

Mr Kiyawa who confirmed the arrest of the alleged killer on Sunday, January 8, said that the report prompted the State Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, to direct a team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division, CSP Usman Abdullahi, 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.”

Kano State Police Command said the suspect confessed during interrogation, 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.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaludeen; Editing by Muzha Kucha