From BERNICE EKE, Abuja
Some policemen of Madobi Police Station in Kano state have been accused of beating Abdulkadir Nasiru, a 26-year-old man, to death during questioning.
It was reported that his father handed him over to the Madobi Police Station after policemen went to his residence in search of him over a case of neighborhood gang fight.
Nasiru Madobi, the father of the diseased said that as a law abiding citizen, when his son returned home he took him voluntarily to the police station for interrogation.
“A quarrel ensued during the interrogation and a policeman started slapping and beating him in my presence. When another officer joined to beat him, he started retaliating,” he said.
According to the father, three more policemen soon took sticks to beat his son to a pulp. “The situation made me leave the police station immediately as I could not stand the pain of seeing my son being beaten on a simple matter that can be resolved among parents,” he said.
Crying copiously, Mr Madobi added that when he reached home he sent the elder brother of the deceased to plead with the police. Ahmed Nasir, the elder brother to the deceased, said when he got to the police station, he pleaded with the policemen who ignored his pleas and kept beating his brother until he fell down unconscious with his mouth foaming.
According to him, he had to pay N8,000 before police allowed him carry his unconscious brother to the hospital, where he was declared dead by doctors.
Spokesman for Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying four policemen have been arrested.
The emir of Karaye in Kano state, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II, after receiving a report of the incident called for proper investigation into the death of the 26-year-old man.