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Mu’azu Shehu

Kebbi State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old guard,Idris Suleiman, over the killing of neighbour’s wife and daughter after allegedly calling him “animal, useless.”

Kebbi State Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP, Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

“On the 11 April, at about 2:am, one Idris Suleiman ’25’ of Maradi town, Niger Republic, trespassed into the residence of one Akilu Aliyu of Labana street, Sani Abacha Bye pass, Birnin Kebbi, used a cutlass and killed his wife, one Sadiya Idris ’25’ and her daughter, Khadija Akilu of four-year-old.

“On receipt of the report, a team of Detectives attached to the Homicide Section, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) were detailed to investigate and they succeeded in arresting the suspect,” he said.

Abubakar added that the suspect confessed to have killed the deceased for calling him an animal and a useless watch-man during an argument between them in the course of investigation.

“He also stated that, he killed her four-year- old daughter in order to cover-up his evil act because she had identified him for being their neighbor,” he said.

Abubakar revealed that the case was under investigation and the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of the investigation.

The PPRO also called on all law abiding citizens to always be watchful, vigilant and avail the Police and other security agencies with timely and accurate information that would assist in the detection and prevention of crimes as well as apprehension of offenders in the state.

While parading the suspect, Suleiman, confessed to the newsmen that he killed the woman and her daughter because he was not happy with the words she had used against him during an argument a day before the incident.

“Yes, I killed her with cutlass, and when I noticed that her daughter was looking at me and knowing fully well that she would recognise me, I took her up and slammed her head on the floor of the room and she died too,” he confessed.

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