Police Sergeant Arraigned for Alleged Murder in Kano


By Ibrahim Shuaibu

A Nigerian Police Sergeant, Hussaini Sabiu, has been arraigned before a Kano State senior Magistrate Court in Nomans-Land over an alleged murder of a 22 years old man, Musa Sammani.

The first information report read to the defendant before the court yesterday stated that Sabiu, in December 2020, allegedly committed the act of murder while observing police duty at a commercial bank in Niger Street in the state.

The charge sheet said: “On December 4, 2020, one Aliu Sammani Abdulmumuni of Zango Dakata quarters in Kano State reported at Nassarawa police division that on the same date at about 1400 hours, you (Sergeant Husainni Sabiu) attached to the Nassarawa police division, while on guard at a Sterling bank in Niger street, committed the act.

“You intercepted one Musa Sammani, 22, who was driving a white Toyota matrix vehicle with registration No: UGG 76 JQ, allegedly corked your AK 47 rifle and shot him in his neck.

“He was rushed to Muritala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor. You are hereby arraigned before this court.”

The suspected killer police officer denied the allegation of murder slammed against him before the court, and told the court that the content of the charge sheet was not true.

The prosecutor, Sa’adatu Ibrahim, informed the court that the investigation was still in progress.

The presiding Magistrate, Aminu Gabari, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody, and adjourned to March 30, 2021, for continuation of the case.