Woman Arrested for stabbing Son


The Police in Kano State have arrested a woman for allegedly stabbing  her son in the stomach


Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Idris said the suspect, Miss Joy Akule, was apprehended for allegedly attempting to kill her son.


He said the suspect was arrested on July 21st at Sabuwar Abuja Quarters in the Kano metropolis.


“She stabbed her son with a knife in the stomach. The victim, an 11 year old boy, was taken to hospital for treatment,” the police commissioner added.


Idris said the suspect, who confessed to committing the crime, reportedly did it to finally end the relationship with her former husband who is the  victim’s father.


He said  as soon as investigation was completed, she would be arraigned in court


The  Police have also arrested Mr. Taofeek Adkunle for allegedly operating an illegal finance house called Wonder bank.


Commissioner of Police Idris who spoke in an interview with reporters at the weekend, said the suspected was arrested on July 23rd about 12 noon in his  home at Rijiyar Zaki in the Kano metropolis.

“Adekunle is the owner of an illegal finance house called Finance Empowerment Programme Organization, with head office at Ado Bayero Shopping Complex, 12 Sabon-Gari Road, Kano.” he added.


Idris said the suspect, who had a network of marketers spread over the Kano metropolis, collected N5.5 million from 328 victims with a  promise to give them credit facility.


“The method adopted by the fraudster is to ask his victim to pay 20 percent of the credit facility before he disburses the loan.


After collecting the percentage, the transaction stops as he  will not disburse the loan as promised”, the police commission said.


He said the suspect had in the past disbursed loans to some people, which convinced others and made them to become his victims.


“The suspect is also the initiator of the Traders Multipupose Cooperative Society Limited, Kano.” Idris added.


he said he was assisting the police to arrest his  accomplices who obtained spurious government registration certificate for him.


The Nation Monday, July 30th 2012

Page 59

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