Three brothers have been arrested by the police for beating a neighbour, Abbas Abubakar, to death after accusing him of stealing their motorcycle in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital.
The state police spokesperson, SP Nafiu Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday, September 23, said the Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora has ordered discreet investigation into the incident.
The PPRO said the suspects, Abubakar Ahmed, Ubaidu Ahmed and Halilu Ahmed, took Abubakar to their house, tied him with a rope and beat him to coma.
The deceased was rushed to a hospital afterwards where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“On the 19th September, 2022 at about 0400hrs, one Abubakar Ahmed, Ubaidu Ahmed and Halilu Ahmed all ‘m’ of Badariya area, Birnin Kebbi, conspired and went to the residence of one Sanusi Abubakar ‘m’ of the same address and demanded him to call his junior brother named Abbas Abubakar A.K.A Zabi for them, because they were suspecting him to have stolen their motorcycle, a Haojue Roba-Roba,” the statement read.
“When Abbas Abubakar was called, the suspects took him to their house, tied him with a rope and beat him up to a state of comma. On the same date at about 1430hrs, the suspects took the said Abbas Abubakar in their motor vehicle to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Birnin Kebbi. Hence, they were instantly arrested and rushed Abbas Abubakar to Sir Yahaya memorial hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“In the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi state Command, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora directed the DPO to immediately transfer the case to SCID, Birnin Kebbi for thorough investigation with a view to unravel the circumstances surrounding the dastardly act.”