Sokoto - The Sokoto State Command of the
Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps ( NSCDC) said it had set up of a
committee to unravel the mystery behind the death of a 38-year old suspect,
Jamilu Abdullahi, while in its custody.
The Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr Bello Musa, who
spoke to newsmen in Sokoto on Monday, confirmed the death of the suspect.
''I can authoritatively confirm the death of the deceased
after he was arrested by operatives of the corps at the Sokoto South Local
Government Division in Sokoto, following a complaint lodged by his neighbour.
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''But it is untrue that personnel of the corps killed him.
The ongoing investigations will reveal the cause of his death.
''Any officer who might be indicted by the ongoing
investigations will face the wrath of the law,'' Musa, said.
He said that the deceased was arrested after a complaint
lodged by one Amina Mohammed, sequel to a '' misunderstanding’’.
The commandant also confirmed that the corpse of the suspect
which was rejected by his family, was currently being kept at the morgue of the
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
''We hope to take the corpse of the deceased back to the
family together with the death certificate any moment from now.
''Then we expect that they will receive it and bury his
remains according to Islamic rites,'' he said.