Saturday, June 22, 2019

DPO and Girlfriend arrested over death of housemaid

A  Divisional Police Officer in  Mashi, Katsina State,SP  Garba Talawai, has been arrested along with his girlfriend, Sadiya  Danyaya, over the death of the latter’s  16-year-old housemaid.

Spokesman for the  police in the state, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the duo’s  arrest in a  statement on Friday.

The deceased was identified as  Rabi Abdullahi.

The statement  said, “Yesterday (Thursday)  at about 12.00hrs, one Abubakar Haruna,  a councillor in Mashi LGA, reported to the DPO of Mashi, SP  Garba Talawai,  that a  corpse was seen at a bush path in Mashi.

‘”The DPO and his  team went and removed  the corpse to Primary Health Centre, Mashi.

“The  corpse was later  identified as that of one Rabi Abdullahi,16, of the same address, but only for some health workers  on duty to identify the corpse as having been brought the previous day  by the same DPO, along with one other policeman yet to be identified,  inside a Toyota Carina II   identified as  the  DPO’s.

“The corpse  was later identified as a housemaid to one Sadiya Alhaji Danyaya, a girlfriend of the DPO.

“However, the said Sadiya confirmed that she reported to the DPO that the girl  had been  missing since Wednesday  after she rebuked her for carrying an unwanted pregnancy and for sleeping outside the house.

“Preliminary investigation has indicted the DPO for being complicit in  the concealment of  facts with respect to the cause of death of the housemaid.

“The  state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, has already directed a thorough, meticulous and comprehensive investigations into the matter.