Police arraigns family over alleged murder of ward head


The police have arraigned a couple and their four children at a Katsina Chief Magistrates’ Court for the alleged murder of Abubakar Mati, the Ward Head of Kunamawa, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.


The prosecutor, Okolo Usman, told the court on Wednesday that the police received a report from the Safana District Head that the accused persons entered the late Mr. Mati’s house while he was sleeping and stabbed him.


Mr. Usman said that after investigations, the police decided to arrest the four children together with their parents in connection with the murder.

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He said the accused persons are facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to sections 97 and 221 of the Penal Code.


The Chief Magistrate, Nuraddeen Jikamshi, adjourned the case to June 20 and ordered the children to be remanded in a children’s home, and their parents put in prison.






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