Police in Kano State say it has arrested a 35-year-old barber identified as Shamsu Isah, suspected to be Arab, for allegedly raping and murdering a 21-year-old woman identified as Rejoice Isaac.
The alleged rape, murder and secret burial of the woman was said to have occurred at Karkasara Quarters of the state on August 3.
The suspect allegedly murdered his victim and buried her corpse in an uncompleted building at the quarters.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Musa Magaji confirmed the arrest on Thursday.
According to him, Isah was arrested after the police took some officers to the building where he
buried the deceased.
“The suspect has confessed and is currently with the police undergoing interrogation to
ascertain the cause of the victim’s death. He said he buried the deceased but denied killing her,” he said, noting that he had attempted to rape her but “as she was trying to run away, she was hit by a wood on the head and that led to her death.”
Mahaji also said the police invited doctors from the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital to conduct autopsy on the deceased body.
“We are now waiting for the result and the Kano State Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf has ordered that Isah be transferred from the Special Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for appropriate investigation,” he finally informed

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