Abdulkadir Nasiru, a 26 year old man, has been beaten to death by the Police in Kano after his father, Nasiru Madobi, took him to the police station for questioning.
Daily Nigeria reported that Abdulkadir’s father handed him over to the Madobi Police Station after the policemen visited his residence in search for him over a case of a neighbourhood gang fight.
Nasiru Madobi said he had voluntarily taken his son to the Police station for interrogation because he is a law abiding citizen.
” A quarrel ensued when a policeman started slapping and beating him in my presence after an argument. When another officer joined the quarrel to beat him, he started retaliating.”
Three more policemen soon joined in, took sticks and beat his son to a pulp.
“The situation made me leave the police station immediately as I could not stand the pain of seeing my son being beaten on a simple matter that can be resolved among parents.”
The tearful father added that when he got back home he sent his eldest son to go plead with the police.
Ahmed Nasir, elder brother to the deceased, said he begged the Police to stop beating his brother but the refused and kept on beating him until he fell down unconscious foaming in the mouth.
He said he had to N8,000 before the Police allowed him take his brother to a hospital were he was declared dead by the Doctors.
Abdullahi Kiyawa, Spokesman for Kano Police Command, confirmed the incident adding that four Policemen have been arrested.
Kiyawa said the case had been transferred to the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation. He also added that the command would take a decisive action against the officers involved in the killing after the investigation.
The family of the deceased have appealed to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to ensure that they get justice.
The Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar, also learnt his voice to the case. He called for proper investigation on the death and appealed to the Commissioner of Police to ensure that all those behind the killing would be brought to book.