Kano - The Police in Kano on Wednesday
arrested a 35-year-old barber, Mr Shamsu Isah, for allegedly killing a
21-year-old lady at Karkasara quarters in Kano metropolis.
The Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya,
confirmed the arrest of the suspect in an interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Majiya said the deceased, Miss Rejoice Isaac, was allegedly
murdered by the suspect on Aug. 3, and buried her in an uncompleted building at
He said after the arrest of the suspect, he led policemen to
the area where he buried the deceased after killing her.
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"The suspect confessed to burying Isaac but denied killing
her. He had attempted to rape her but as she was trying to run away, she was
hit by a wood on the head and that led to her death.
"We invited doctors from Murtala Muhammad specialist
Hospital to conduct autopsy on the deceased's body. We are now waiting for the
result,” Majiya said.
According to him, the police commissioner, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf
had ordered the transfer of the suspect from the Special Anti-kidnapping Unit
to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for appropriate investigation.
"The suspect is currently with the police undergoing
interrogation to ascertain the cause of the deceased's death,’’ the police
He said as soon as investigation was completed the suspect
would be charged to court.