The police have confirmed the arrest of Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Mashi LGA, SP Mallam Garba Talawai in connection to the alleged murder of 16-year-old pregnant girl, Rabi Abdullahi.
Rabi, the deceased was a maid to his girlfriend one Sadiya Alhaji Danyaya
The spokesman of Katsina police command SP Gambo Isah said on Friday at about 12:00hrs, One Abubakar Haruna a Councillor in Mashi LGA reported to the DPO Mashi, SP Mallam Garba Talawai, that a corpse was seen at a bush path in Mashi.
” The DPO and his team went and evacuated the corpse to Primary Health Center, Mashi.
Subsequently the corpse was identified as that of one Rabi Abdullahi, ‘f’, aged 16 years, of the same address, only for some health staff on duty to identify the corpse as having been brought the previous day dead by the same DPO with another policeman yet to be identified inside a Toyota Carina II, red in colour, said to be identified as that of the DPO.” he said
” The deceased was later identified as a housemaid to one Sadiya Alhaji Danyaya, a girlfriend of the DPO.
However, Sadiya confirmed that she reported to the DPO that the girl was missing since 19 June after she rebuked her for carrying an unwanted pregnancy and for sleeping outside the house.” he said
A source said that the DPO, who allegedly impregnated the girl, made frantic attempts to terminate the pregnancy that resulted in the death of the girl.
According to the source, “When he realized that she died, the DPO sought the help of another policeman to dump the body in the bush.”
The PPRO said,” Preliminary investigation has indicted the DPO for concealment of facts to the possible cause of death of the deceased”.
Already, he said, the Commissioner of Police Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, has directed a thorough and comprehensive investigations into the matter.
According to him, “Consequently both the DPO and the said girlfriend have been arrested and are helping detectives to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.”
Isah said another DPO has since been posted to Mashi as his replacement.
He added that the Commissioner of police assured the Parents of the deceased and indeed the good people of Katsina state that the command will not leave any stone unturned until justice is done in the matter.