The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has promised to speedily investigate and put on trial suspects in the murder of Mrs Bridget Agbaheme, who was beaten to death in Kano on Friday. Mrs Agbaheme was accused of blasphemy.
Arase made the promise in a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja on Saturday.
According to the statement, the Kano state Police Command has succeeded in arresting two key suspects, Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar in connection with the murder. However, Arase directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to deploy the Homicide Section to take over the investigation.
“The force’s leadership emphasises the sanctity of human lives and condemns in the strongest possible terms the violation of the right to life of citizens under any guise,” the statement said.
“The Inspector General of Police and the entire Nigeria Police family, therefore, condole with the family, friends and colleagues of the late victim.”
The police said it shall uphold its mandate touching on criminal justice delivery in the most firm and speedy fashion. It advised members of the public to go about their normal activities and resist any temptation to capitalise on the incident to threaten national security as any such attempt will be firmly dealt with.