Police have arrested 18-year-old boy, Abdulsamad Suleiman for killing a housewife with a wooden pestle.
The gruesome murder happened on February 12, 2022 at about 8.30pm in Kano State, Nigeria, according to police source.
Preliminary investigations said that the suspect visited the home of the victim as a family friend.
‘After he [Suleiman] greeted her, he saw three (3) Mobile phones and took them. Having realized that, she recognized him, he used a wooden-made pestle and repeatedly hits her on her head and also hits her two children and left with the Mobile phones’, police statement said.
Husband of the deceased informed the police that when he returned home from work in the evening he found his wife, Rukayya Jamilu motionless in a pool of her blood.
The man also stated that he met his children, Anwar Jamilu, 3 years and Amina Jamilu, 1-year-old with grievous injuries at his residence at Danbare Quarters, Kumbotso LGA in Kano State.
The police command quickly dispatched a team of detectives to the crime scene.
The team arrived at the scene and rushed the young lady and the injured children to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano, where the former was evaluated and pronounced dead by a doctor.
The injured children were however placed on admission.
The investigation team arrested the principal suspect, Abdulsamad Suleiman and his accomplice, Mu’azzam Lawan, 17 at the same location.
Suleiman ‘confessed that he gave one of the Mobile phones to his friend and sold the other two at Twelve Thousand Naira (N12,000:00). His friend was arrested and also confessed to having sold the mobile phone given to him belonging to the deceased at Two Thousand Naira (N2,000:00). The case will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation’.