Boy slaughters mom, 2 sisters in Zamfara

A callous son is in the dock for masterminding the gruesome murder of his mother and sisters.

For residents of Mortgage area in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital in northern Nigeria, shock and total disbelieve is their stock in trade as they try to come to terms with how a young man could be so callous as to mastermind the brutal assassination of his biological mother, Hajia Aisha, and two young sisters, aged 9 and 11.

That is the story of the school drop out named Kamalu, who hired assassins to snuff the lives out of his loved ones. Immediately after the bodies of the victims were discovered where they were dumped in the Bager dam, locat­ed off the Gusau-Dansadau Road in the state capital, relations became suspicious and fingers were pointing at Kamalu who is said to have consistently threatened to kill his mother if she failed to give him money.

Now in the net and standing trial for the gruesome murders, Kamalu is said to be begging for mercy which is not forthcoming just as resident are urging the police to allow the law to take its course in the matter and make sure the victims get justice.

According to report in the Sun Newspaper, a resident had found the floating body of Hajia Aisha in the Bager dam from which the State water Board sources water and treats for consumption in the metropolis, on the 29th of May, 2013. The resident quickly raised an alarm and the police were informed and they quickly removed the corpse, and took it to the Federal Medical Centre Gusau for autopsy.

The postmortem examination of the corpses showed that there were deep cuts and injuries all over it. This discovery led the police to suspect foul play, and listed it as a case of SUD, sudden unnatural death.

It was a report of a missing person filed by the family which resulted in the police directing them to the mortuary where the shocking find was dicovered.

Based on this positive identi­fication of the corpse, policemen led by the Divisional Police Of­ficer, went to home of the deceased and found the place locked up. They forced the door open and were confronted by the shocking sight of blood stains all over the house.

Meanwhile, the place had been ransacked by the perpetrators of the crime, who probably removed money and other valuable items.

The relations informed the police that the personal car of the late Hajiya Aisha was not in the compound, but curiously, her son’s car was parked within the premises. When the police searched the car, they found blood-stained pillow cases and bed-sheets in the boot of the car.

They took the items away as ex­hibits while attention shifted to what must have happened to the two young daughters, who were also living with their mother. The police promptly suspected that the assailants must have killed them too and probably dumped their bodies where the body of their mother was discovered.

A search in the dam produced the corpses of the little girls with one having cuts all over the body while the other one had had her throat slit with a knife.

Through diligent detective work, the police tracked down Kamalu who had fled Zamfara to Kaduna State where he had driven the mother’s car. Some valuable items and cash belonging to the deceased were also recovered from him.

During interrogation, Kamalu owned up to the crime, and said that he masterminded the brutal and gruesome murder of his bi­ological mother and two sisters so as to take over her properties. He also revealed the names of four of his accomplices. Two of them were instantly arrested by the police, but two escaped and have remained at large.

The Zamfara State Police Command said through the Public Relations Officer that it would remain on the trail of the two fugitives, assuring that it would not be long before they are arrested to face the full wrath of the law.

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