February 1, 2023

Gbolahan Salman  Sokoto
A Sokoto base Danjuma Sidi,  the father of slain Mohammed Danjuma, has cried out demanding for justice, over his son’s gruesome murder in Sokoto.
Mohammed, 34, a graduate of Nigerian Maritime Academy, Oron, was allegedly murdered on July 7, 2022, within the neighbourhood at Clapperton Road, Sokoto.
While narrating his trauma the family is going through to newsmen in Sokoto, the father of the deceased, Danjuma Sidi, said there are alleged plans to scuttle the investigation and prosecution of suspects linked to his son’s murder.
However, Sokoto police command did not help matters as, every efforts to seek the police reaction to the alleged murder was rebuffed by the command PPRO.
When contacted over the incident,  Sokoto police command PPRO, DSP Abubakar Sanusi, promised journalists to get necessary information on the case and brief them accordingly.
But, as at the time of going to press, he has remained evasive. He neither picked several calls put across to him nor, replied SMS sent to him through his phone number.
With teary eyes, sixty two years old Danjuma Sidi, told journalists that Mohammed, was gruesomely murdered on July 7, 2022 and five months after, suspects linked to his death are on the street, walking around freely.
“There is the evidence of a trending video where my son was handcuffed, tortured, dehumanized and debased before, giving up the ghost. Police then swung into action and six suspects (name with held), were arrested.
“In the cause of investigation, family of the suspects reached out to me and begged for amicable resolution of the matter, devoid of Police involvement. I told them to allow justice to prevail as no resolution will bring my son back to life. They left and promised to get back to me.
“To my dismay, they came back after two previous failed appointment and offered me six hundred thousand naira only, as compensation for the life of my son and bury the matter. This, I outrightly rejected because, if they are to offer me monetary compensation Islamically, it is not this paltry six hundred thousand naira.
“I am using this opportunity to call on the Sokoto State and Federal Government, Inspector General of Police, IGP, Human Right organisations and the Media, to help get justice for the departed soul of my son” he added.

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