police in Kano State have arrested two people for allegedly killing a
female trader (name withheld) accused of blasphemy on Thursday. The
woman, who was accused of uttering blasphemous statements against the
Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW) was lynched by a mob at Kofar Wambai Market,
A statement from the Kano State police command,
signed by its spokesman, Magaji Musa Majia, said one person was
arrested on Thursday, while the second suspect who was the man that had
quarrel with woman surrendered himself to the police.
the quarrel, the woman was alleged to have uttered an insult against
the Prophet Mohammed and she was attacked and lynched to death by an
angry mob,” said the statement.
The timely response of the police
saved the situation and the husband of the deceased who was at the
scene was rescued to protective custody, as her corpse was taken to the
morgue. The statement said the commissioner of police directed that the
two suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligent Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.
It concluded that normalcy has been restored to the market and people are going about their normal businesses.
By Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano