The Kano state police command has arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Habibu Ibrahim of Asada Village in Doguwa Local Government Area for reportedly stabbing his 80-year-old father, Mallam Ibrahim Salihu.
The murder suspect who ran away into hiding after the sad act was arrested after his brother, Yahaya Ibrahim reported the incident to Asada Doguwa Police station on September 15, 2019.
Kano state Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident and he said the 80-year-old man who was stabbed in an unprovoked attack by 1:30am died at about 6:30 am of that same day while receiving treatment.
He said that “upon the receipt of the complaint, Officers at the station quickly mobilized and rushed the victim to Doguwa General Hospital to be resuscitated but later passed away in the hospital at about 6:30 am of that same day while receiving treatment.”
“Preliminary findings revealed that the suspect is a drug addict and carried out the heinous crime under the influence of hard drugs.
“The suspect’s relatives made us know that Habibu has been abusing drugs and that has been an issue which consequently led to the death of their father,” he added.
Kiyawa further said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the State Investigation and Intelligence Department (SIID) as soon as a Doctor’s report is ready.