Kano State Police Command on Wednesday says it has arrested a father, one Awaisu Auwalu, 40, who beat up his 19-year-old son, Auwalu Awaisu, to death over alleged theft.
The police said Awaisu used a stick to beat up his son, who died days after being rushed to the hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed this to reporters, said the father alleged that he beat up his son for a series of theft from his provision store, Vanguard reports.
He said, "On March 27 2021, at about 1700hrs, information received revealed that one Awaisu Auwalu, 'm' 40 years old, of Samegu Quarters Kano, used a stick and beat his son, one Auwalu Awaisu, 'm' 19 years old.
"Upon receipt, the victim was removed from the scene and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano. He died on March 29 2021, at about 0600hrs, while receiving treatment.
"On investigation, the father confessed to having used a stick and flogged his son. He alleged that the deceased made a series of thefts from his provision store.
"However, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, ordered that the case be transferred to the Command's Criminal Investigation Department, Homicide Section for discreet investigation.
"Suspect (the father) will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation," DSP Haruna stated.