Four persons are in police custody over the death of an 18-year-old girl at a government guest house in Damaturu.
The Nation findings revealed that the incident occurred on Thursday, following which the police moved in to arrest the suspects who are now in detention at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Yobe State Police Command.
The Police Public Relation Officer within the command, Dungus Abdulkarim, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the incident, said one Engr. (Dr) Al-bash Yahaya Ibrahim and three others were being held for homicide.
“Four suspects are in our custody over a charge of the homicide of 1 girl who died at a government occupy Damaturu.
“The case was initially handled at B Division, but it’s now with the state CID under investigation,” ASP Abdulkarim said.
He said that one Dr. Al-bash Ibrahim Yahaya reported to the police that he slept with a woman and therefore the girl died in his room.
He said: “One Dr. Al-bash reported to the police that he was a guest of the Yobe government who lodged at the govt lodge.
“He said he asked some boys to urge him a lady and that they brought one for him and he slept together with her only to get within the morning that the girl was under the influence of medicine.
“Dr. Al-bash said the girl was shivering and performing some other fun things.
“Our preliminary information also revealed that the girl was a junkie .”
He explained further that Al-bash called the boys that brought the girl and alerted them to the condition of the girl, but he said to his surprise, they came and rather than seeking medical help for the girl decided to offer her milk and she or he died.
Abdulkarim added: “What is vital for the general public to understand now’s that we are investigating a case of homicide against Dr. AL-Bash Yahaya Ibrahim, a principal suspect, and three others—one who procured the girl for him, two of his friends who saw her in an unusual condition and began treating her with milk.
“We must know whether it had been actually milk that was administered on her and what really killed her.
“The explanation for death will need to be established through autopsy results.”
Her pictures have also gone viral on social media with a number of her friends asking God to forgive her sins and grant her paradise.
The Nation gathered that the police have sealed the space where the incident occurred as a criminal offense scene.