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Husband and wife found dead on their matrimonial bed in Kano

Posted by on January 4, 2023 0

A 28-year-old man, Sulaiman Idris, and his wife, Maimuna Halliru, 20, were found dead on their matrimonial bed in Kano State. 


Spokesperson of the State Police Command SP Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, said the couple’s bodies were discovered on Monday, January 2, 2023.


“On 03/01/2023 at about 2100hrs, a report was received from Kwa Village, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State that a couple, one Sulaiman Idris, ‘m’, 28 years old and Maimuna Halliru, ‘f’, 20 years old were discovered not to have come out of their matrimonial home since 02/01/2023 at about 2300hrs,” the statement read. 


According to the PPRO, findings revealed that they lit a charcoal fire to warm their room due to cold weather, locked up and got suffocated by the smoke which emanated from the charcoal burning while they were asleep.


When the grandmother of the husband forced the door open, she discovered the couple’s lifeless bodies on their bed, with a smoke odour in the room. 


On receipt of the report, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mamman Dauda, directed a team of detectives led by CSP Ahmed Hamza, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Dawakin Tofa Division to proceed to the scene. 


The deceased were evacuated and taken to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a medical doctor confirmed the couple dead.


Meanwhile, the CP advised residents of the state on the need to be careful while using fire and electricity during the harmattan period. 

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