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LATEST: We’re Still Searching For Deborah’S Killers – Police

The Shehu Shagari College of Education student Deborah Samuel’s accused killers are still being sought after, according to the Sokoto State Police Command.

In May 2022, Samuel was stoned to death over blasphemy accusations by some pupils who were thought to be her classmates.

The people who were detained by the police, according to DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, were not the main suspects in the investigation. They were just one of the people that planned the violence, according to Abubakar.

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He further stated that those detained remained in remand custody as the court had instructed.

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Abubakar added that the main suspects were remained at large but that there were ongoing efforts to apprehend them.

The police spokesperson stated, “Those ones we arrested then, though not the suspected killers, contributed to the violent riot and were arraigned in court where the judge ordered that they should be remanded. Concerning those suspected killers, we have circulated their pictures to media houses and sent our intelligence to every part of the state.

“We are still on the lookout for them and we are confident of arresting them wherever they may be hiding. We will flush them out and arraign them before a competent court of law.’’

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He pledged that the command would be impartial in the matter and added that Muhammed Gumel, the state’s police commissioner, would see to it that justice was done.

 

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