Police Arrest DPO Over Death Of 16-Year-Old In Katsina
The Katsina state police command has arrested its Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mashi Local Government Area of the state, SP Garba Talawai including his girlfriend, Sadiyya Danyaya.
Their arrest follows preliminary investigation, indicting the DPO for concealment of facts to the possible cause of death of a 16-year-old lady, Rabi Abdullahi who was later identified as a housemaid to the DPO’s girlfriend.
In a press statement issued by the spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, the state Commissioner of police, CP Sanusi Buba, has already directed a thorough, meticulous and comprehensive investigation into the matter, adding that both the DPO and his girlfriend are helping detectives to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.
According to the statement, another DPO has already been posted to the local government as his replacement.
“Yesterday 20/6/2019 at about 12:00hrs, One Abubakar Haruna a Councillor in Mashi LGA reported to the DPO Mashi, SP Mallam Garba Talawai, that a corpse was seen at a bush path in Mashi.
“The DPO and team went and evacuated the corpse to Primary Health Center, Mashi. Later the corpse was identified as that of one Rabi Abdullahi, ‘f’, aged 16 years, of the same address, only for some health staff on duty to identify the corpse as having been brought the previous day dead by the same DPO along with one other policeman yet to be identified inside a motor vehicle,Toyota Carina II, red in colour, claimed to be identified as that of the DPO.
“The deceased 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 was missing since on 19/6/2019 after she rebuked her for carrying unwanted pregnancy and for sleeping outside the house.
“Preliminary investigation has indicted the DPO for concealment of facts to the possible cause of death of the deceased.
“The Commissioner of police Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, has already directed a thorough, meticulous and comprehensive investigation into the matter.
“Consequently both the DPO and the said girlfriend have been arrested and are helping detectives to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.
“Another DPO has already been posted to Mashi as his replacement. The Commissioner of police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, assures the Parents of the deceased and indeed the good people of Katsina state that the command will not leave any stone unturned until justice is done in the matter.”