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Juliana Francis

The Kebbi State Police Command has finally disclosed how a serving Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abdullahi Garba, on the 19th of October 2022, blinded by rage, grabbed scissors and stabbed his colleague, ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi to death.

It will be recalled that securitynewsalert.com had earlier reported the incident happening in the heat of a quarrel, but the circumstances leading to the altercation were unknown back then.

The Kebbi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Nafiu Abubakar, explained that on the 19th of October, 2022 at about 2:10 PM, ASP Abdullahi Garba, Officer in charge, Sauwa Police outpost, had an altercation with ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi, a Divisional Crime Officer II, Argungu Divisional Police Headquarters, inside fishing Village area, Argungu town.

Abubakar said: “As a result, they engaged themselves in physical combat at the frontage of ASP Abdullahi Garba’s shop. While fighting, ASP Abdullahi Garba used scissors and stabbed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi in his left rib. On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Argungu, swiftly rushed to the scene, arrested the erring Officer, recovered the exhibit and rushed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi to Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor. The erring Police Officer, ASP Abdullahi Garba was immediately arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Birnin Kebbi. At the same time, the case has also been referred to the Homicide section for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.”

Abubakar stated that in light of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP. Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, delegated a team of senior Police Officers to condole the family and friends of ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi.

Kontagora also condemned the action exhibited by the erring Officer which goes contrary to teachings of the Police, Police Act and Regulations as well as other relevant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The CP urged Officers and men of the Command to always live in peace with one another and report their grievances to the appropriate sections within the Force for redress instead of resorting to self-help.


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