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Two suspects of Kano wedding party tragedy arrested

10 April 2014, 12:05

Kano - The Kano State Police Command said it had arrested the two suspects it earlier declared wanted in connection with the recent wedding party tragedy in Kano metropolis.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, in Kano on Wednesday.

It said the suspects were arrested in Bauchi State while the third suspect was caught at Unguwa Uku quarters where the wedding party took place.

"The suspects conspired and adulterated the Zobo juice (locally made drink) with poisonous substances (Zakami) which was served to guests.

"After drinking the juice, two of the guests died while one other was treated and discharged.

"The command swung into action and arrested the first two suspects who fled to Bauchi while the third one was arrested at Unguwa Uku in Kano metropolis,’’ the alleged.

According to it, the suspects have since made confessional statements and a mortar, pestle and Zakami were recovered as exhibits during search at their residence.

"The suspects have already been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation,’’ it said.

The statement also said the police had arrested a 14-year-old girl for allegedly killing her husband and two of his friends in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.

"The husband took his meal outside and ate it with his 14 friends.

“And as a result, the husband and two of his friends died on the spot while 10 others were treated and discharged,’’ the statement said.

 - NAN

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