Kano state government has asked the police to exhume the corpse of an Almajiri child allegedly tortured to death by his teacher. The directive was given by Dr Muhammad Tahar Adamu, the state’s Commissioner of Religious Affairs who visited the school at Wailari area of Kano State on Tuesday February 1.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who confirmed that some arrest had been made, also disclosed that the police raided an illegal rehabilitation centre in Naibawa ‘Yan Lemo Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area. Kiyawa said; “At about 1100hrs, a report was received from ten (10) escaped inmates of an illegal rehabilitation centre, that one Musa Safiyanu, ‘m’, 55 years old, of Naibawa ‘Yan Lemo Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State is running an illegal rehabilitation centre with chained, tortured and locked inmates, from where they escaped.
“And that, one of the inmates named Aminu Ado, ‘m’, 22 years old, of Na’ibawa Quarters Kano was tortured to death on the 29/01/2022 by Abdulladif Musa, ‘m’, 18 years old, of Na’ibawa Wailari Quarters Kumbotso LGA, Kano State.“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi immediately raised and instructed team of detectives led by CSP Abdulkarim Abdullahi to mount 24 hours surveillance, verify the report, rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
“The team immediately swung into action and the report was found to be true.” Kiyawa also revealed that on January 31, 2022, 113 inmates were discovered confined and locked up in a room.
He added; “Some with various degrees of injuries resulting from torture. They were rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for treatment and handed over to Kano State Government. Six suspects; (i) Musa Safiyanu, ‘m’, of Na’ibawa Yan Lemo Quarters, Kano, (ii) Abdullatif Musa, ‘m’, 18 years old, of Na’ibawa Wailari Quarters, Kano, (iii) Usman Abdulrauf Imam, ‘m’, 19 old of Yanya Abuja, (iv) Mustapha Bala, ‘m’, 20years old, of Azare, Bauchi State, (v) Sadiq Ismail, ‘m’,19 years old, of Unguwa Uku Quarters, Kano, (6) Umar Bako Abdulwahab, ‘m’, 38 years old, of Kureken Sani Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State were arrested.“
On preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to have been operating the centre for over ten (10) years despite the initial ban by Kano State Government.