The Sokoto State Police Command says its men are determined to unearth the suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, killed for alleged blasphemy.
Deborah Samuel was in May, 2022, stoned to death by some students believed to be her classmates over alleged blasphemy.
DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the spokesman for the command, explained that those arrested by the police were not the prime suspects, saying that they were only among those who organised the riot.
The spokesman further explained that those arrested were still in remand custody as ordered by the court, explaining that the prime suspects were still at large and efforts were ongoing to arrest them.
He stated, “Those ones we arrested then, though not the suspected killers, contributed to the violent riot and were arraigned in court where the judge ordered that they be remanded. Concerning those suspected killers, we have circulated their pictures to media houses and sent our intelligence to every part of the state.”
DSP Abubakar emphasized that the Command was still on the lookout for them and are confident of arresting them wherever they may be hiding, assuring that they would flush them out and arraign them before a competent court of law.
He assured that the command would not be biased on the case, stressing that the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Gumel, would ensure that justice was served on the case.