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Published On: Thu, Jun 5th, 2014

Man, 30, butchers 55-year old stepmother to death in Kano

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From Edwin Olofu, Kano

30 year old, Sagir Abdullahi, of Kofar Dan ‘Agundi quarters of Kano metropolis is cooling his feet in detention in Bompai the headquarters of Kano state police command for stabbing his step mother, Zainab Abdullahi to death.

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Kano, the Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Magaji Musa Majia explained that the culprit sneaked into the deceased apartment by 1.00 p.m. and committed the dastardly act.

Majia stated that Sagir Abdullahi, a secondary school dropout, was overpowered by relations, who handed him over to the law enforcement agents, adding that the suspected has since confessed of committing the crime.

He revealed that the suspect has been recommended for psychiatric evaluation to ascertain the state of his mind, stressing that police has in the course of investigation recovered the cutlass and blood stain cloths .

Majia added that the police would leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery surrounding the dastardly act, adding that “we are working on several leads to unravel the mystery.

The suspect, Sagir Abdullahi disclosed that “I stabbed her severally in the head region until she died, lamenting however that “I cannot explain why I had to kill her.

Sagir disclosed that “my eight younger ones and I suffered serious maltreatment in the hands of the woman, and I always recalled with nostalgia how I had survived several days without food in my father’s house.

“Our woes in the house begun when my biological mother was divorced and the woman lord it over us and reduced us to a common slave in our own house”.

Sagir explained that “I climbed the stair case when all eyes are closed, armed with sharp dagger stabbed her in the nose severally while asleep and went ahead to machete her to death.

Sagir disclosed that he was overpowered by relations who gave him the beating of his life, pointing out that “it is still a mystery to me why I had to kill this woman”.


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