24th September, 2022
Police operatives in Kebbi State have arrested three brothers for pummeling their neighbour, Abbas Abubakar, to death in Birnin Kebbi town over allegation that he stole their motorcycle.
SP Nafiu Abubakar, the spokesperson of the command confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday, September 23.
Abubakar said the Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.
According to the PPRO, the suspects, Abubakar Ahmed, Ubaidu Ahmed and Halilu Ahmed, took Abubakar to their house, tied him with a rope and beat him to coma.
The deceased was rushed to a hospital afterwards where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
The statement partly read, “On the 19th September 2022 at about 0400hrs, one Abubakar Ahmed, Ubaidu Ahmed and Halilu Ahmed all ‘m’ of Badariya area, Birnin Kebbi, conspired and went to the residence of one Sanusi Abubakar ‘m’ of the same address and demanded him to call his junior brother named Abbas Abubakar A.K.A Zabi for them because they were suspecting him to have stolen their motorcycle, a Haojue Roba-Roba.
“When Abbas Abubakar was called, the suspects took him to their house, tied him with a rope and beat him up to a state of comma. On the same date at about 1430hrs, the suspects took the said Abbas Abubakar in their motor vehicle to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Birnin Kebbi. Hence, they were instantly arrested and rushed Abbas Abubakar to Sir Yahaya memorial hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“In the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi state Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora directed the DPO to immediately transfer the case to SCID, Birnin Kebbi for thorough investigation with a view to unravel the circumstances surrounding the dastardly act.”