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81-year-old man, son arrested over alleged missing 31 cows in police custody

An 81 years old man, Abdullahi Ibrahim, and his son, Abubakar Ibrahim, who alleged that their 31 cows were missing in police custody have been arrested.

Daily Trust gathered that the old man and his son were arrested on Tuesday around 5:00pm at the palace of the District Head of Rigachikun.

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Abdulhamidu Ibrahim, the youngest son of the old man while narrating to Daily Trust how his father and brother were arrested, said: “They were arrested on Tuesday when some elders in the community invited them to the District Head’s palace for settlement on how to recover the cows.

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“While they were there, the police took them away and detained them. They were simply arrested for insisting to recover our 31 cows missing in police custody and for telling the media about it,” he alleged.

He said ever since their father and elder brother Habu granted interview on the missing cows, the police have been threatening them.

The young man further appealed to Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the Inspector General of Police to come to their aide and protect them from police harassment.

When contacted, the state Police command’s spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, ‎said the arrest has no connection with the earlier case but will find out about the allegations and get back to our reporter.

“The arrest has no connection with the earlier case but we are trying to find out what the new allegations are so that I will get back to you,” he said.

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