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KADUNA: Father of murdered ASP alleges cover-up, demands justice

THE father of ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi, who was stabbed by ASP Abdullahi Garba, a fellow officer has requested that Justice be served.

Sani Malunfashi while speaking at a press conference yesterday in Kaduna stated that the police were attempting to cover up the incident. He said, “My son, who is only 33 years old, was stabbed to death by his colleague.”

He characterized his late son, as a father of three, as a smart, responsible, and diligent man in whom he had put a great deal of hope.

According to him, “My son is ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi and he is the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), Argungu Division in Kebbi State. ASP Abdullahi Garba went to my son’s house in the Argungu Fishing Festival village, we were not there, and only Allah knows exactly what transpired, but I was told they said a few things to each other and my son left the house to observe his Asr (2pm) prayers.”

He lamented that there were no traces of struggle on his son’s corpse saying, “Even if you try to strangle a small boy, he will fight you back and there will be scares on the hands, but that was not the case for my son and that is why we strongly believe that one person held him, while the other broke his neck.”

He urged the Kebbi State government, the Police Senate Committee, and the Police Service Commission to look into the incident and make sure those responsible face the full force of the law as a warning to others.

According to a statement from the Kebbi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, the state commissioner of police, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, has mandated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said, “CP has condemned the unfortunate incident, describing it as contrary to the training, act and regulations of the Police Force, as well as other relevant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Consequently, the erring police officer, ASP Abdullahi Garba, was immediately arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Birnin Kebbi. The case has also been referred to the homicide section for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.”

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