By Hannah Nathan, Warri
The Gombe State Police Command presented eighteen-year-old Mustapha Adamu Isa, also known as Abbati, on Friday in connection with the alleged murder of Aishatu Abdullahi Adda Damori.
Unknown individuals murdered Damori, 58, a mother of eight children, in her bedroom last Friday.
During the parade, Gombe State Police Command spokesperson, ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, explained that a formal complaint was received at Pantami Division from Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, the son of the deceased, who reported that his mother was murdered with a knife by an unknown person around 9:30 pm.
“The suspect was arrested last Sunday around 1:30 pm in connection with the case following credible intelligence received by the investigative team, headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, SCID Gombe,” Abubakar said.
He added that the victim had earlier taken his spanner from him and that the suspect had crept into her bedroom to look for it. Upon her return from Abbati’s family home, her neighbour the victim discovered him prying into her room. When he refused to leave her room, they got into a fight, during which he killed her with a knife after strangling her. After that, he fled through the bathroom to an unidentified location, taking the spanner but leaving behind his knife and bloody shirt.
The suspects said he was in Damori’s room to get the spanner to fix a motorcycle that was taken to the mechanic’s garage in front of the house in response to queries from reporters.
According to him it was his first time committing such a crime and did not know what came over him to kill the victim because she was his friend’s mother. He insisted that he found the knife in her room and used it to stab her several times before he left with the spanner.
Abbati further claimed that he committed the crime alone, refuting his earlier claim that implicated Idris Abubakar Danjauro, whom he accused of being responsible for his sack from the garage.
The command’s PPRO Confirmed that the knife, spanner, and Abbati’s blood-stained shirt were recovered as exhibits.