The Sokoto state Police command has confirmed the arrest of six persons in connection with the alleged killing of a Police Inspector, Mr. Nura Hashimu.
They are: the Managing Director and five other members of staff of a four-star hotel in Sokoto.
Confirming the arrest of the hotel’s Managing Director and five others Monday in Sokoto, spokesman of the Police Mr. Al-Mustapha Sani said that, the late Hashimu was the son of a late Police Commissioner, Mr Hashimu Yauri.
He said the deceased died after he was reportedly beaten to a state of coma by the staff of the hotel on 1st Aug.
According to the police spokesman,” The deceased had reportedly lodged in the hotel for about five days preceding the incident.
” The late officer was asked to leave the hotel after repeated complaints by some of his neighbours in the hotel that he his room was always rowdy,” he stated.
Sani further explained that ” He had earlier parked his belongings and put them in a commercial tricycle and left the hotel, but he later returned angrily.”
According to him, the deceased had a misunderstanding with the Managing Director of the hotel after he went back.
This, Sani, averred resulted in an ensuing fight between the duo, sequel to slaps and counter-slaps.
” It was at this juncture that the security men of the hotel immediately pounced on the deceased and gave him serious beatings.
” The late Officer was subsequently rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto where he was confirmed dead,” he added.
Sani further said that the corpse of the deceased was later taken to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching hospital, Sokoto for a post- mortem to confirm the actual cause of his death.
However, Sani said the suspects were being detained at the state police command for further investigations.