Connect with us

Headlines

4 policemen detained for ‘torturing man to death’ in Madobi

Published

on

By Mukhtar Yahya Usman

At least four police personnel have been detained by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly torturing a 26-year-old man to death.

According to Prime Time News, the deceased, Abdulkadir Nasiru, was said to have been tortured to death by the policemen following a scuffle at the police division in Madobi local government area of Kano state.

Mr Haruna Gunduwawa, a spokesman for the Emir of Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar III, said in a statement that the policemen also extorted the sum N8,000 from the brother of the deceased.

“The emir of Karaye Alhaji Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II has called on the Kano state police command to ensure proper investigation on the recent torture on a 26-year-old Abdulkadir Nasiru by some police officers of Madobi police Division Kano which led to his death.

“The Emir also charged the command to investigate alleged collection of the sum of eight thousand naira from the senior brother of the late Abdulkadir Nasiru before granting the bail of junior brother to take him to the hospital,” the statement read.

“Expressing concern over the incidence, the Emir noted that the Karaye Emirate council will remain vigilant towards ensuring the prevailing of justice on the case and directed the Secretary of the emirate council to write an official letter to the Kano state commissioner of police on the subject matter,” it added.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the police in Kano,  Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa , said the three persons including the deceased were brought to the police station over a disagreement.

He added that when the police officers on duty tried to detain them, the deceased resisted and engaged in a fight with one of the policemen.

Mr Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police, said Mr Nasiru even slapped the policeman during the quarrel.

“The victim later died in the hospital. The Commissioner of police has transferred the case to homicide department of the police for proper investigation,” he said.

Mr Kiyawa added that all the four police officers who were on duty on the day of the incident have been arrested and detained.

“We would hand them over for prosecution once we have completed investigation. We assure you that justice would be done,” he said.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

35 − = 31

Headlines

Kano Focus is hiring

Published

on

Kano Focus

Kano Focus, the most trusted local journalism site in Kano state, Nigeria is expanding its team to serve its audiences better.

We are therefore seeking for enterprising, experienced, and ethical candidates to fill the following vacancies:

Title: Editor

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The Editor manages a small team of journalists for the production of multimedia content for Kano Focus and its social media platforms.

S/he is aware of and accepts that the demands of online journalism may often need flexibility and working outside normal office hours in order to meet deadlines or to deal with evolving situations.

The Editor’s key responsibilities are to coordinate, plan, and guide content production, develop and maintain high professional standards and ensure quality content, as well as motivate team members to think of how to do things better.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate proven editorial judgment, ability to adapt content across different platforms, experience in planning and directing news coverage, thorough knowledge of the local media environmental, as well as an excellent command of the English language.

Title: Video Journalist

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The video journalist is responsible for the production of video content for Kano Focus and its social media platforms.

S/he is aware of and accepts that the demands of online journalism may often need flexibility and working outside normal office hours in order to meet deadlines or to deal with evolving situations.

The video journalist’s key responsibilities are to shoot and edit video and audio materials for use across multiple platforms, and create engaging social media content in form of video, audio, and graphics.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate an excellent track recording in video and audio recording and shooting, thorough understanding of social media content production, as well as expertise in the production of graphics, pictures, and audio, for specific social media platforms.

Title: Office Manager

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The Office Manager is responsible for managing the finances and administration of the Kano Focus office.

S/he is responsible for contract management, handling official correspondences, daily financial administration, petty cash management, equipment procurement and maintenance, as well as routine maintenance of office security and hygiene.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate good communication and presentation skills, fluency in English language, experience in financial bookkeeping, as well as proficiency in MS Word, Excel and basic accounting software.

Application

Eligible candidates should send an application letter and CV to info@kanofocus.com by July 20, 2020.

Continue Reading

Headlines

Kano COVID-19 cases fall to 187

Published

on

COVID-19 Update

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano Ministy of Health says 187 persons are currently infected with COVID-19 in the state.

Kano Focus reports that the ministry tweeted on Monday evening that no new case was recorded from 128 results received on Monday.

Also no patients were discharged.

Statistics from the ministry show that Kano state has so far tested 14,448 persons out of which 1,268 turned out positive.

COVID-19: Kano active cases down to 207

Kano COVID-19 cases rise to 247

Kano COVID-19 cases fall to 233

However, 1,029 have been discharged while 52 have died.

Meanwhile, the total number of Nigerians infected with COVID-19 has risen to 17, 458 on Monday according to the Nigeria Center for Disease and Control (NCDC).

The NCDC said 29,286 Nigerian residents had tested positive to the virus but 11,828 have been discharged while 654 have died.

Continue Reading

Headlines

Court jails man 14 years for raping 8 year old girl

Published

on

No Rape

Nasiru Yusuf

A Kano state High Court has sentenced one Abdullahi Idris to 14 years imprisonment for raping an 8 years old girl.

Kano Focus reports that the presiding judge, Khadija Sulaiman also directed the convict to pay N50,000 damages to the victim.

Idris, a resident of Sharada in Kano Metropolis had on August 29, 2015 raped an eight year old girl in an uncompleted building.

The offence according to the prosecution counsel Zainab Bala Sani contradicted section 283 of the Penal Code.

Court jails police sergeant 7 years for sodomizing teenager

Court jails man 14 years for raping 6 year old girl

“Mai Siket” pleads guilty to raping over 40 women in Kwanar Dangora

The judge passed the sentence after the prosecution counsels Zainab Bala Sani and Maryam Muhammad Jibrin presented four witnesses while the convict defended himself.

Continue Reading

Trending