Kano State Police Command has said the late Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Munkaila Abdullahi, alongside his wife and two children were not burnt to death but died from inhaling hot and black smoke.
At a press conference in Kano on Sunday, the Police Command’s spokesman, Magaji Majiya, explained that the late Kano REC, his wife and two daughters neither suffered from burns nor physical injuries on their bodies but died of suffocation, after inhaling hot smoke, emitting from a faulty split Air Conditioner hose in his residence.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, the state police command noted that the Kano REC was not burnt to death as published, adding that the truth could be confirmed at the Murtala Mohammed’s Specialist Hospital, where his remains were deposited.
According to the statement, 10 other relatives of the deceased, who slept in the same section of the building or members of the family, who saw the bodies of the victims after the incident, could also bear witness to the condition of the body of deceased.
Meanwhile, the Police Command and the Fire Service have promised to make a comprehensive report on the incident available to the public after investigations, adding that Kano State had so far remained peaceful before, during and after the Presidential poll. (Punch)
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