An 80 years old man, Malam Ibrahim Salihu who was severally stabbed by his 35 years old son, Habibu Ibrahim of Asada Village in Doguwa Local Government Area in Kano state has finally given up the ghost.
However, the Police on Tuesday said they have arrested Habibu who ran away into hiding, minutes after killing his own father.
The spokesman of Kano state Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said one of the brothers of the suspect, Yahaya Ibrahim reported at the Asada Doguwa Police station on September 15, 2019, that his younger brother Habibu had stabbed their father in the stomach unprovoked at about 1:30 a.m.
He added that “upon the receipt of the complaint, Officers at the station quickly mobilized and rushed the victim to Doguwa General Hospital to be resuscitated but later passed away in the hospital at about 6:30 am of that same day while receiving treatment.”
The police spokesman said a post mortem examination was conducted in the deceased body and was later released to the family for burial in accordance to Islamic rites.
“Preliminary findings revealed that the suspect is a drug addict and carried out the heinous crime under the influence of hard drugs.
“The suspect’s relatives made us know that Habibu has been abusing drugs and that has been an issue which consequently led to the death of their father,” he added.
He said, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect who already is in custody be transferred to the State Investigation and Intelligence Department (SIID) for a more discreet investigation as soon as Doctor’s report is obtained.