Jigawa: 32-Yr-Old Son Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Mother, 47, To Death


POLICE in Jigawa State have arrested Samuel Shegun, 32, for the suspected murder of his biological mother.

State Commissioner of Police, CP. AT Abdullahi claimed this while parading the suspect at the Command’s headquarters in Dutse, the state capital.

DAILY POST reported that the police discovered the lifeless body of a 47-year-old woman, Esther Adekanla, popularly known as Hadiza Nakowa in her house in Dutse town.

He said following the investigation, detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Dutse, arrested one Samuel Shegun of Opposite Awajil Filling Station Dutse, in connection with the case of the brutal killing of his mother, Esther Adekanla of the same address and injuring his sister.

The suspect was arrested via tracking of the deceased phone number, which linked him to the offence.

According to the police boss, “On interrogation, the suspect disclosed that, on 12/02/2024 at about 2200hrs, his mother returned from where she often sells food, and that she started fighting with the young girl, Christiana Michael to the extent that she held a knife. In his effort to rescue the girl, he dragged her back when they all fell, she cut herself on the neck with the said knife.

“When he realised the gravity of the offence committed and he didn’t want to be called by the security operatives, he decided to steal her phones, lock the house and move far away from the area.”

Abdullahi said the little girl, who is recuperating from various injuries sustained, is still under medical care and responding to treatment.

He said the girl had confirmed to the police that the suspect single-handedly committed the offence.

The suspect will be charged in court for murder, the police stated.  

Credit: Daily Post


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