Man, 20, kills stepmother, 8-year-old sister in Kano


The Kano State police command has arrested Gaddafi Sagir, 20, for allegedly stabbing his stepmother with a screwdriver and strangling his 8-year-old sister to death.

Police spokesman in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Kano.

Mr Kiwaya said the police “received an information from one Sagir Yakubu of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters Kano” on January 7 “that he returned home and met his pregnant wife Rabi’atu Sagir, 25, and her daughter, Munawwara Sagir, 8, in a pool of blood dead.”


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The man strongly suspected his son Gaddafi.

Mr Kiwaya said the police immediately swung into action.

“The team immediately went to the scene and rushed the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where they were confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor,” the statement read in part.

According to him, the suspect was arrested in an uncompleted building in an attempt to escape from Kano.

“During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to have single handedly used a screwdriver to stab his stepmother on her neck and forehead.

“He also strangled her daughter with her head tie until she was no longer breathing and investigation is ongoing,” Mr Kiyawa said. 

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