Man kills Kano chief Imam for warning him against smoking Marijuana

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One Yusuf Haruna, AKA Lagwatsani, has allegedly stabbed an Imam to death in Dala Local Government Area of Kano State.

The 18 years old notorious hoodlum, who has since been arrested by the police, was said to have killed the cleric for expressing displeasure against the suspect and his gang smoking of Indian hemp in the mosque premises.

The incident happened on new year’s eve at about 1900hrs in Jakara Quarter.

Spokesman of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday.

He said, “the incident happened on 31/12/2023 at about 1900hrs in Jakara Quarters, where one Yusuf Haruna attacked and stabbed 45 years old Mallam Sani Mohammed Shuaibu of the same address with a sharp knife at his back while performing ablution.

“As a result, the victim sustained deep injury and was rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor.”

Kiyawa said investigation revealed that the suspect committed the crime simply because the victim warned him and his gang to stop smoking Indian hemp around the Mosque premises.

He said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, assured the public of the Command’s commitment to conducting a thorough investigation on the case and bring justice to those affected by such heinous acts.

He commended the people of the state for the confidence and friendship gesture being extended to the Police Command.

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