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Man, 20, Stabs Pregnant Stepmother, Stepsister To Death With Screwdriver In Kano

By Adeshina Precious

A 20-year old man, Gaddafi Sagir, has stabbed his stepmother, identified as Rabi’atu Sagir and her daughter, Munawwara Sagir, to death with a screwdriver in Kano.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at Fadama, Rijiyar Zaki in the Kano metropolis on Saturday.

It was gathered that the suspect was said to have stabbed the duo to death after accusing the stepmom of causing his mother’s divorce with his father.

The spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was arrested in an uncompleted building trying to escape.

“On 07/01/2023 at about 2330hrs, a report was received from one Sagir Yakubu, ‘m’, of Fadama Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Ungogo LGA, Kano State, that he returned home and met his pregnant wife, one Rabi’atu Sagir, ‘f’, 25 years old and her daughter, Munawwara Sagir, ‘f’, 8 years old in a pool of blood motionless. And that, he is strongly suspecting his son, Gaddafi,” the police said in a statement.

“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Police Command, CP Mamman Dauda, psc(+) raised and instructed a team of Detectives led by CSP Usman Abdullahi, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Rijiyar Zaki Division to proceed to the scene, rush the victims to hospital and ensure the arrest of the culprit(s).

“The team immediately went to the scene, cordoned off the area and rushed the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where a medical doctor certified them dead.

“The suspect, Gaddafi Sagir, ‘m’, 20 years old was arrested in an uncompleted building in an attempt to escape from Kano.

“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to having single-handedly used a screwdriver, stabbed his stepmother on her neck and forehead and strangled her daughter with her head tie until she is no longer breathing.

“An investigation is in progress.”

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