Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
Following the allegation of blasphemy by religious fanatics, which led to the gruesome murder of Mrs. Bridget Abahime at the weekend in Kano, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, has called for calm while reassuring the family of the deceased and the public that justice would be done in the case.
The IG who condemned the act in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, and made available to the media in Abuja, said the Kano State Police Command has succeeded in arresting two key suspects in connection with the unfortunate incident. Those arrested are Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar.
In order to ensure a diligent and professional investigation, the IG has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in- charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) to deploy the Homicide section of the Department to immediately take over the investigation of the case and ensure a meticulous investigation and speedy prosecution of the arrested suspects.
Arase also directed the Commissioner of Police of Kano State to sustain the community engagement actions which he is currently initiating with all strategic security stakeholders and community leaders in the State with a view to dousing the tension being generated by the condemnable incident.
The statement read: “In addition, detachments of mobile and conventional police as well as the intelligence assets of the Force have been deployed to protect law-abiding citizens.”
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