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Sokoto police arrest six over inspector’s death


Nigeria_Sokoto_State_mapTHE Sokoto State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of six workers of a hotel in the state over the death of a police inspector, Mr. Nura Hashimu, on Saturday.

The Command’s spokesman, El-Mustapha Sani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the deceased died after he was allegedly beaten to a state of coma by security guards of the hotel.

‘’The deceased had reportedly lodged in the hotel for about five days preceding the incident. He was asked to leave the hotel after repeated complaints by other lodgers that his room was always rowdy.

‘’He had earlier parked his belongings and put them in a commercial tricycle and left the hotel, but he later returned angrily,” Sani stated.

He said that on his return, the deceased reportedly had a misunderstanding with the managing director of the hotel, prompting the intervention of the security guards, who allegedly beat him up.

According to the police spokesman, the late inspector was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto where he was confirmed dead.

Sani said that the corpse had been taken to Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto for autopsy to determine the actual cause of the death.

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