Police summon Mallam Takai over murder of 70-yr-old man
The police have summoned the Kano State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mallam Sagir Takai, over the alleged murder of a 70-year-old man.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Musa Majia, yesterday alleged that Takai was expected to report to the office of the Commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf today.
He said Takai’s supporters attacked the victim at Hadejia road roundabout on Saturday.
“Takai’s supporters who accompanied from MAKIA attacked the old man and abandoned him in the pool of his blood. Not only that, they also destroyed any political bill board belonging to other aspirants they came across.
Majiya stated that the PDP chieftain owed the police an explanation why his supporters were wielding dangerous weapons.
“The political allies of Takai informed the police command that Takai would be returning to Kano through Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday and requested for police escort, an application that was granted by CP Rabiu Yusuf.
“To our surprise, despite the policemen assigned to the entourage of the PDP candidate, we discovered that among them were persons that were armed with dangerous weapons which they continued to display flagrantly until the unfortunate incident occurred at Ahmadu Bello Way roundabout,” Majiya stated.
He disclosed that the command had commenced investigations into the case of culpable homicide involving the death of the 70 year-old-man, adding that those suspected to be culpable in the matter had been uncovered and would be dealt with, according to the provisions of the law.
The police spokesman further noted that suspected political thugs in some parts of the metropolis had embarked on the destruction of posters and billboards mounted by their perceived political opponents.
Majiya warned that the police would not tolerate “any act of arson, mischief and public nuisance from those vying for public office, prior, during and after the 2019 general elections.”