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DPO, girlfriend detained in Katsina State for the murder of a housemaid

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Mashi Local Government, Mr. Garba Talawai, and his wife, Sadiyya Alhaji Danyaya, have been detained by the Katsina State Police Command following the death of their 16-year-old housemaid. In a declaration signed by his Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, the command said this.

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"A councilor in the local government of Mashi, Abubakar Haruna, told the DPO, Garba Talawai, that a corpse was seen on a bush trail in Mashi." The DPO and his team went to the site, evacuating the corpse deposited at the Mashi Primary Health Center.

"The corpse was later identified as Rabi Abdullahi, 16, a housemaid of one of the DPO's girlfriends, Sadiyya Alhaji Danyaya. "Some duty health staff also recognized the corpse as being taken by the DPO and another policeman to the health facility the day before," he said. He said inquiry stated that the said Sadiyya reported the adolescent girl missing to the DPO after she rebuking her for becoming pregnant.


"The DPO has been charged with preliminary investigations for concealing facts about the possible cause of the deceased's death," he said. The PPRO said the police commissioner had already directed the matter to be thoroughly investigated.

 He also said the DPO and his wife are helping investigators unravel the conditions concerning the deceased's death. He added that as his substitute, another DPO had already been posted to the region.

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