40-year-old man beats 19-year-old son to death in Kano over alleged theft


A 40-year-old man identified as Awaisu Auwalu is now cooling his heels in police custody after he was arrested for beating his 19-year-old son to death over alleged theft in the Samegu Quarters of Kano State.


The arrest of the suspect was confirmed on Thursday by DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command who said that Awaisu beat his son to death with a stick.

DSP Haruna said that the father accused his son of stealing from his provision store and used a stick to beat him up mercilessly. Auwalu was later rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

Haruna said; “On March 27 2021, at about 1700hrs, information received revealed that one Awaisu Auwalu, ‘m’ 40 years old, of Samegu Quarters Kano, used a stick to beat his son, one Auwalu Awaisu, ‘m’ 19 years old.

“Upon receipt, the victim was removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano. He died on March 29 2021, at about 0600hrs, while receiving treatment.

“On investigation, the father confessed to having used a stick and flogged his son. He alleged that the deceased made a series of thefts from his provision store,” he added.





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