The police in Kano state has arrested a 40-year-old man, Awaisu Auwalu, for beating his 19-year-old son, Auwalu Awaisu, to death over alleged theft.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the father accused his son of stealing from his provision store and used a stick to beat him up mercilessly. Auwalu was later rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
“On March 27 2021, at about 1700hrs, information received revealed that one Awaisu Auwalu, ‘m’ 40 years old, of Samegu Quarters Kano, used a stick to beat his son, one Auwalu Awaisu, ‘m’ 19 years old.
Upon receipt, the victim was removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano. He died on March 29 2021, at about 0600hrs, while receiving treatment.
On investigation, the father confessed to having used a stick and flogged his son. He alleged that the deceased made a series of thefts from his provision store.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, ordered that the case be transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, Homicide Section for discreet investigation.
Suspect (the father) will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation,” DSP Haruna stated