The Kebbi State Police Command says one of its operatives, ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malumfashi, pictured above, has been stabbed to death by his colleague identified as ASP Abdullahi Garba.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Nafiu Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, October 27, 2022, said the state commissioner of police, CP Kontagora has ordered thorough investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the incident.
According to the PPRO, Garba stabbed Malumfashi with a scissor during an altercation between the duo inside fishing village area in Argungu town on October 19, 2022.
ASP Malumfashi was rushed to a hospital in Birnin Kebbi, where a medical Doctor confirmed him dead.
Late Malumfashi was the Divisional Crime Officer 11 of the Argungu Divisional Police Station in Kebbi before his death.
Mr Abubakar said the erring officer was taken into police custody while the case has been referred to Homicide section for a discreet investigation.
“On the 19th October, 2022 at about 1410hrs, one ASP Abdullahi Garba, Officer in charge, Sauwa Police out post, had an altercation with ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malumfashi, a Divisional Crime Officer II, Argungu Divisional Police Headquarters, inside fishing Village area, Argungu town,” the statement read.
“As a result of that, they engaged themselves to a physical combat at the frontage of ASP Abdullahi Garba’s shop. While fighting, ASP Abdullahi Garba used a scissor and stabbed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malumfashi on his left ribs,
“On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Argungu, swiftly rushed to the scene, arrested the erring Officer, recovered the exhibit and rushed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malumfashi to Sir Yahaya memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where regrettably, a medical Doctor confirmed him dead.
“Consequently, the erring Police Officer, ASP Abdullahi Garba was immediately arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Birnin Kebbi, while the case has also been referred to Homicide section for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.
“In the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Kebbi State Command, CP. Ahmed Magaji Kontagora has delegated a team of senior Police Officers to condole the family and friends of the deceased Police Officer and prays may the gentle soul of Asp Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi rest in perfect peace.
CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora also condemned the action exhibited by the erring Officer which goes contrary to teachings of the Police, Police Act and Regulations as well as other relevant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Similarly, the CP hereby warns Officers and men of the Command to always live in peace with one another and report their grievances to the appropriate sections within the Force for redress instead of referring to self help.
Finally, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora also assures members of the public that, justice will be done in the investigation of the case and the outcome of the investigation will also be made public.