The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested one Kamal Yusuf Aliyu (25) and his accomplices – Armaya’u Yusuf, 24, and Caleb Humphrey, 25, for the murder of one Hajiya Hafsat, who happens to be Kamal’s mother and two of his siblings.Narrating the circumstances that led to the ugly incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara State, DSP Lawal Abdullahi said that the command swung into action when the swollen corpse of a woman was found floating in a nearby dam by a good Samaritan.
According to Abdullahi, “The good Samaritan, on May 29, 2013 had reported to the Police that a female corpse was sighted floating in the water Board Dam in Gusau metropolis, Zamfara State. When the corpse was removed to Federal Medical Center, Gusau for postmortem examination, deep cuts and injuries were discovered all over the body of the corpse. A case of Culpable Homicide was being established.
“In the afternoon of May 30 2013, relations of the deceased came to Gusau Central Police Station and reported a case of missing person. Their relation, Hajiya Hafsat, was not seen for the past 48 hours, and that her mobile phone was not going through. They were taken to the Public Mortuary where they identified the said corpse as their missing sister.”
The police spokesman said the identification of the corpse by the relatives led a team of investigators including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), to the deceased’s house which was met under lock and key. Upon forceful entry into the apartment, blood stains were seen all over the room while the deceased’s clothes, money and valuables were ransacked by the perpetrators.
Speaking further, Abdullahi said the Police’s suspicion on a case of culpable homicide was established when the deceased’s car was not seen in the house, but her son, Kamal’s car was seen inside the compound with blood stains. A search of the car’s trunk led to the discovery of pillow cases and bed sheets soaked in blood and to further confirm their fears, the deceased’s relations told the cops that Kamal had threatened to kill his mother if she fails to give him money.
Following a report to the police by the deceased’s relations that they have not set eyes on two of her other little daughters aged between 11 and 9 years, the investigators now suspected that the assailants may have killed the two girls and dumped their bodies in the water where the mother’s body was recovered.
Fortunately, the two corpses of the girls were recovered; one with cuts all over her body while the other was slaughtered, according to DSP Abdullahi.
It was gathered that the prime suspect, Kamal, who is the deceased biological son, is a drop-out as a result of his bad habit and following Police investigation, he was arrested in Kaduna with his mother’s (deceased) car.
Some valuables and cash belonging to the deceased were also recovered and it was under interrogation that he mentioned his two other accomplices.