Kano NSCDC Arrests Son Over Father’s Murder

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Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps in Kano State have arrested a 25-year-old man, Alkasim Ya’u, for allegedly stabbing his father to death at Tudun Yola ‘C’ area of Gwale Local Government Area of the state.

The NSCDC Corps Commandant, Mohammed Falala, disclosed this in a telephone interview in Kano on Sunday.

He said the incident occurred on Friday at about 1330 hours at the residence of Alhaji Salisu Bala.

“The deceased father, Alhaji Ya’u Mohammed, brought his mentally ill son, Alkasim Ya’u, to Psychiatric Hospital Dawanau for medical treatment, where they booked to see a medical doctor on Saturday, January 6.”

He explained that instead of returning to Katsina, the deceased decided to sleep at his brother’s house at the same address.

“Our investigation revealed that Alkasim became mentally ill due to his engagement in hard drug activities.

“On their arrival at Tudun Yola, the ill son took a sharp object and injured the father, until the intervention of the NSCDC operatives attached to the area who took the victim to a hospital and arrested the suspect,” he said.

He said that the family was already making arrangements to return the corpse to Katsina for burial. At the same time, the suspect and the exhibit were handed over to the Rijiyar Zaki Divisional Police Office for further investigation.




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