The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a Divisional Police Officer attached to Mashi Local Government, Mr Garba Talawai, and his girlfriend, Sadiyya Alhaji Danyaya, over the death of their 16-year-old home help.
The command said this in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina.
“A councillor in Mashi Local Government Area, Abubakar Haruna, reported to the DPO Garba Talawai that a corpse was seen at a bush path in Mashi.
“The DPO and his team went to the place and evacuated the corpse which was deposited at Mashi Primary Healthcare Centre.
“Later, the corpse was identified as that of Rabi Abdullahi, 16, a housemaid to one Sadiyya Alhaji Danyaya, a girlfriend of the DPO.
“Some health personnel on duty also identified the corpse as having been brought the previous day to the health facility by the DPO and another policeman.
The PPRO said that the commissioner of police had already directed a thorough, meticulous and comprehensive investigation into the matter.
He further said that both the DPO and his girlfriend were helping detectives to unravel the circumstances surrounding the young girl’s death.
He said that another DPO had already been posted to the area as his replacement.
“The commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba, assures the parents of the deceased and the public that the command will not leave any stone unturned until justice is done in the matter,” he said. [PUNCH]