Court Remands Four Policemen in Prison over Alleged Murder in Kano


By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Four police personnel were arraigned yesterday before a Kano Senior Magistrate Court no. 58 sitting in Nomansland on two count charges bordering on criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

The charge sheet stated that the suspected policemen namely, Sergeant Adamu Ubale and Muritala Ismail were culpable in the death of one Ibrahim Suleiman, 25 years-old, and Abubakar Isah, 30 years old.

The prosecution counsel told the court that the defendants conspired with two others who are now at large, adding that they acted in a manner that contravenes the provisions of Section 97 and 221 of the Penal Code Law.

Police first information report said that “on 15-11-2020 at about 23 hours, one Musa Abubakar and Suleiman Ibrahim both male of Sharada Yarkuka quarters reported the incident to the police.”

The report added that “on 14-11-2020, Sergeant Adamu Ubale attached to the Anti-daba Operational Base and Muritala Ismail criminally conspired with two special constabularies, namely PC Kabiru and PC Ibrahim now at large, intercepted some hoodlums that resulted in a physical fight.

“And one Ibrahim Suleiman, 25 years-old, and Abubakar Isah, 30 years old, both of Sharada Quarters were shot and stabbed to death.”

The defendants denied the content of the charges and told the court that the allegations slammed against them were false.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Sa’adatu Ibrahim, informed the court that the police investigation is still in progress.

The presiding magistrate, Mr. Aminu Gabari, ordered that the suspected killer policemen be remanded in prison custody.

The case was adjourned to March 30 for further mention.