Update: Police Arrest 3 Suspects Linked With Bridget Agbahime Beheading


Progress is being made by the Police in investigations into Thursday’s beheading of Mrs Bridget Agbahime by an irate mob in Kano Market.

The Kano State Police Command has arrested 3 persons in connection with the alleged murder of the 74 year old murder victim, Madam Bridget Agbahime.

The late Madam Bridget was decapitated in a rather gruesome manner by a mob at Kofar Wambai market on Thursday.

Bridget Agbahime, 74, was lynched and beheaded at Kano market by mob in the presence of her husband over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kano State Police Command, DSP Magaji Musa Majia disclosed that three suspects have been arrested and are presently in police custody in connection with the incident.

He added that the suspects were being interrogated over their role in the killing of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime.

DSP Majia said;

“…we are working tirelessly to get to the root of this matter, and we are equally not leaving any stone unturned in the course of our investigation”.

Earlier today, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase had directed the deployment of some homicide detectives to Kano State to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and fish out the culprits.

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The IG had assured that justice will be done in the case and that no citizen should be deprived of their right to life. Arase also urged residents as wel as citizens in the country at large to remain law abiding and not take laws into their own hands.

Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had also expressed strong displeasure and condemned the dastardly act by the mob. Prominent community and religious leaders also joined in condemning the act by the angry mob.