The Police in Kano State Command on Tuesday arrested three housewives
linked with the alleged attempted murder of a girl, who was dumped in an
old well in Gayawa village, in the Ungogo Local Government Area of the
The state Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
He added that investigation into the case was in progress.
It was learnt that the girl, who was allegedly dumped into the well by
her stepmother, spent two days in the well before she was rescued.
Majia said the suspects, who were alleged to have been involved in the
incident, were apprehended in the village following a complaint by the
“We have arrested three women in connection with the case and they are
now in our custody, assisting with investigation”, he said.
The police spokesperson stated that the state Commissioner of Police,
Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, had directed the transfer of the case to the State
Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
He added that the commissioner ordered a thorough investigation into the
matter to ascertain their individual involvement in the case.
As soon as investigation was completed, the women would be charged to court for prosecution.
Fortunately, the girl was rescued alive by men of the state fire service.