Police arrest factory worker over death of colleague - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Police arrest factory worker over death of colleague

The Kano State Police Command, on Sunday, said it has arrested a factory worker, James Ismail over death of his colleague, Tukur Adamu during fisticuff.

Incident leading to the death of Adamu was said to have occurred when the duo engaged in two fighting after alleged clash over sacks produced in the factory they work.

The Command's spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kano, said it has arrested and transfered the suspect, Ismail to the Command's criminal investigation department, homicide section for discreet investigation over the matter.

Haruna added that 13 other suspects were also arrested for taking advantage of the uproar within the factory area to loot peoples properties.

According to him, "On the 21st January 2024, at about 08:30am, a distress call was received through the Command's emergency number that fighting erupted between two staff of Fas Agro Sacks Company located at Sharada Ja'in Quarters Kano which led to the death of one Tukur Adamu, 32 years old, 'm', of Dango Sharada Ja'in Quarters Kano. As a result of the incident, thugs mobilized in large numbers, took advantage of the situation started looting people's properties and attempted to set the Company ablaze.

"On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, ordered the immediate deployment of Police Operatives led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sharada Division, SP Abdulrahim Adamu to the scene. 

"On arrival at the scene, the body was rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a medical doctor certified the body dead, whereas the suspect, James Isma'il, aged 32 years, 'm',  was arrested. Similarly, thirteen (13) of the thugs were so far arrested.

"The situation was immediately brought under control and the suspects were transferred to the Command's Criminal Investigation Department, Homicide Section for discrete investigation. 

"The Commissioner of Police assures the residents of diligent investigation, and prosecution and also calls on the good people of the State to avoid taking laws into their hands," the Command's spokesperson, SP Haruna however stated.

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