The Gombe State Police Command held a press conference yesterday where they presented an 18-year-old man, Mustapha Adamu Isa (Abbati), who was accused of killing Aishatu Abdullahi Adda Damori, a 58-year-old woman, in her matrimonial home last Saturday,Daily Trust report.
According to reports by Daily Trust, the mother of eight children was brutally murdered by unknown individuals in her bedroom last Friday. The command’s spokesperson, ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, disclosed that a formal complaint was lodged at the Pantami Division by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, the deceased woman’s son. He reported that his mother had been fatally attacked with a knife by an unknown assailant at around 9:30 pm.
The suspect was subsequently apprehended last Sunday at approximately 1:30 pm in connection with the case, following credible information received by the investigative team led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, SCID Gombe.
ASP Abubakar explained that the suspect had entered Aishatu Abdullahi’s room in search of a spanner she had confiscated from him earlier. When she found him in her room upon her return from a neighbor’s house (the Abbati family), she demanded that he leave. However, he refused, leading to a confrontation that ended with him strangling and fatally stabbing her with a knife. Afterward, he fled through the toilet to an undisclosed location, leaving behind a bloodstained shirt and the knife, but he managed to escape with the spanner, which was later recovered from him.
The suspect, Abbati, confessed to the media that he had entered Damori’s room to retrieve a spanner for repairing a motorcycle in the mechanic’s garage located at the front of the house. He expressed remorse for his actions, claiming that it was his first time committing such a crime and that he did not know what had come over him to commit the heinous act. He admitted to acting alone and exonerated Idris Abubakar Danjauro, whom he had falsely accused. He explained that he had caused Danjauro to lose his job at the garage where they had worked together, leaving him unemployed for a year.
The police spokesperson confirmed the recovery of the spanner, Abbati’s bloodstained shirt, and the murder weapon as evidence in the case.