Five Arrested Over Woman’s Murder In Kano


Five suspects fingered in the murder of a 24-year-old woman, Rukkaya Mustapha, at Danbare town of Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kaduna state have been arrested by the police.

Mustapha was murdered on Saturday in her matrimonial home at Danbare at about 7 pm while her two children, a three-year-old and a one-and-half-year-old, were beaten to a pulp by the killers.

Speaking while on a condolence visit to the deceased’s family, the Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, and the Police Commissioner in conjunction with the Director of the Department of State Services, said five persons have been arrested in connection with the crime.

Gawuna lamented that the murder is coming at a time when Kano is still mourning the sad killing of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar by her own teacher.

He said, “Government would not tolerate these dastardly acts coming at a time when we are doing all we could to ensure peace in Kano, that is why Governor Ganduje insisted to quickly sign the death warrant of the killer of Hanifa Abubakar”.

The Police Commissioner, Mr Habu Sani explained that they have uncovered that drug addiction is highly behind the heinous crimes and that is why they have since arrested many drug peddlers.

He said after arresting five suspects, they have commenced serious investigation to unravel what led to Mustapha’s death.

Sani explained further that already her two children are in hospital receiving treatment for the wounds they sustained from the beating.

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