Couple found dead in Kano state

A couple, Suleiman Idris(28) and Maimuna Haliru(20) has been found dead in their matrimonial room in the Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State, with the cause of death traced to suffocation, following lit of  a charcoal fire to warm their room due to cold weather.

Penpushing reports that, Kano State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, made this known in a statement affirming that preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased died from suffocation.

‘The police on 3, January at about 9:pm received a from Kwa Village, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State that a couple, were discovered not to have come out of their matrimonial home since 2, January at about 11:00 p.m’, he said.

‘The grandmother of the husband forced the door of their room open, and she discovered the couple motionless on their bed, with a smoke odour in the room. On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, Mamman Dauda, directed a team of detectives led by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Ahmed Hamza, and Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Dawakin Tofa Division to proceed to the scene’, Kiyawa added.

“Victims were removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a medical doctor confirmed the couple dead.Preliminary investigation discovered that the deceased couple lit a charcoal fire to warm their room due to cold weather, locked up and got suffocated by the smoke which emanated from the charcoal burning while they were asleep.

Penpushing also reports that the command in the statement made available to journalists said the authorities have commenced investigation to unravel the circumstance that led to the death, adding that the Commissioner of Police advised residents to be careful while using fire, and electricity and take safety measures as the harmattan season is associated with the risk of fire outbreaks.

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