Update on case of DPO in Katsina who allegedly killed 16-year old girlfriend’s maid
The police command in Katsina have gave fresh update regarding the case of former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Mashi Local Government Area that was alleged to to have killed a 16 year old girlfriend’s maid in June.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa, investigation is ongoing into the matter and the police are unraveling the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim.
He also added that all the suspects arrested are still in detention including the said DPO.
Details of everything will be made available to the public when investigation is complete”, he added.
Recall that the State’s Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, then, ordered the for arrest of former Division Police Officer, Mashi, SP Mallam Garba Talawai over alleged killing of his girlfriend’s maid and concealment of facts.
Below was the press release of the police command then (unedited):
“Yesterday 20/6/2019 at about 12:00hrs, One Abubakar Haruna a Councellor in Mashi LGA reported to the DPO Mashi, SP Mallam Garba Talawai, that a corpse was seen at a bush path in Mashi.
“The DPO and team went and evacuated the corpse to Primary Health Center, Mashi.
“Later the corpse was identified as that of one Rabi Abdullahi, ‘f’, aged 16 years, of the same address, only for some health staff on duty to identify the corpse as having been brought the previous day dead by the same DPO along with one other policeman yet to be identified inside a motor vehicle, Toyota Carina II, red in colour, claimed to be identified as that of the Dpo.
“The deceased was later identified as a housemaid to one Sadiya Alhaji Danyaya, a girlfriend of the DPO.
“However, the said Sadiya confirmed that she reported to the DPO that the girl was missing since on 19/6/2019 after she rebuked her for carrying unwanted pregnancy and for sleeping outside the house.
“Preliminary investigation has indicted the DPO for concealment of facts to the possible cause of death of the deceased.
“The Commissioner of police Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, has already directed a thorough, meticulous and comprehensive investigations into the matter.
“Consequently both the DPO and the said girl friend have been arrested and are helping detectives to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.
“Another Dpo has already been posted to Mashi as his replacement.
“The Commissioner of police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, assures the Parents of the deceased and indeed the good people of Katsina state that the command will not leave any stone unturned until justice is done in the matter.” The statement concluded.