KANO: Police Sergeant Docked for Alleged Murder of 22-Year Old Man
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
One Sergeant Hussaini Sabiu has been arraigned before a Kano Senior Magistrate’s Court No 58 sitting in No-man’s-land over the alleged murder of a 22-year old man, Musa Sammani.
The First Information Report (FIR) read to the defendant before the court stated that Sergeant Hussaini in the month of December 2020 committed the act of murder while observing police duty at a commercial bank located along Niger Street.
The charge sheet read “On 4 December 2020 one Aliu Sammani Abdulmumuni male of Zango Dakata Quarters in Kano State reported at Nassarawa police division that on same date at about 1400hrs you sergeant Husainni Sabiu, male, attached to Nassarawa division while on guard at Sterling Bank, along Niger street, you intercepted one Musa Sammani 22 years old, who was driving a matrix motor vehicle white in color with registration no UGG 76 JQ, where you corked your rifle AK 47 and shot him on his neck.
“He was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital (MMSH) where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor. You are hereby arraigned before this court.”
The defendant police officer denied the allegation of murder slammed against him before the court and he told the court that the content of the charge sheet was not true.
The prosecutor, Sa’adatu Ibrahim, informed the court that investigation is still in progress.
The presiding Magistrate, Aminu Gabari, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
The court ordered the case adjourned to March 30 for the case to continue.
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