By Godwin Comrade Ameh
The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed that the late Samaila Magaji, former chairman of Ingawa Local Government area of the state, was murdered by his estranged homosexual partner, a 17-year-old Abba Lawal, a native of Daura community.
According to police report, the late former LG boss was gruesomely murdered in his residence at the Barhim Quarters, Katsina, recently.
Speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Kastina, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Hurdi said the suspect had confessed killing Magaji, whom he said was his late “boy friend”.
The police boss said that Lawal had confessed to the police that he murdered Magaji, because he had made a lot of promises to him (Lawal), which he failed to redeem.
Hurdi also stated that the suspect told police that after he was expelled from school due to his involvement in homosexuality, the late Magaji had promised to get him back to school, but failed to fulfill his promise.
The suspect, Hurdi was said to have revealed that the late council boss was his boyfriend who had visited him severally in Kano and other places.
The police said, Lawal was allegedly invited to the house of the deceased, where he reportedly murdered him.
“We recovered knives and blood-stained clothes at the scene of the incident. Upon sighting the knife, the suspect fainted and after recovering, he made all these confessions,” Hurdi stated.