Police in Katsina confirm arrest of teenager for allegedly poisoning wedding guests

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By Zubairu Idris

Katsina – The in Katsina State on confirmed the arrest of one Mudasiru Tanimu,18, for allegedly poisoning some guests at a wedding ceremony in Barhim village of Bagarawa Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), SP Gambo Isah, said Tanimu allegedly conspired with one Nafiu Umar, also 18, to prepare the poisonous “concoction” for the guests.

“The command arrested the Tanimu, who lives in Barhim village.

“He assisted by one Nafiu Umar, 18, who is at large.

” The concoction put in drinks that was served at a wedding at Barhim village in Bagarawa local government area.

”Consequently,  one Iliya Musa, 25, and a 16-year- girl drank  the concoction and instantly became unconscious.

” The victims were rushed to the Hospital Katsina, where Musa confirmed dead while the other victim is in a state of deep intoxication.”

According to the police, the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that investigation ongoing while efforts are  in top gear to apprehend the fleeing suspect.