A 22-year-old man, Ibrahim Magaji of Kosawa village, Kura Local Government of Kano State has allegedly beaten one Auwalu Hussaini to death for beaming a flashlight his girlfriend.
Magaji was said to have visited his girlfriend (name withheld) at Dakasoye village of Garun Malam Local Government Area last Sunday when the incident happened.
It was gathered that the suspect was standing with his girlfriend when the victim beamed the light on the face of his lover.
The state command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
He also confirmed that the suspect beat his victim into a coma before he was confirmed dead on arrival at the Kura General Hospital.
Kiyawa added that the suspect fled the village immediately after the incident, but was trailed and arrested by police operatives on Operation Puff-Adder on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu.
“Immediately we received the information, our personnel were mobilised to the scene and rushed the unconscious victim to Kura General Hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.
“Meanwhile, before then, the suspect had fled the village and the Commissioner of Police immediately activated the Operation Puff-Adder machinery of the command and ordered that the suspect be arrested within 24 hours. That same day at 10pm the personnel of Operation Puff-Adder arrested him,” Kiyawa said.
The PPRO said, “The CP directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Crime Intelligence and Investigations Department for discreet investigation.