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Police to conduct psychiatric evaluation on alleged killer

Sokoto – The Sokoto State Police Command is to subject one Bello Malami, 25, who allegedly killed his 56-year-old father on Sunday, to psychiatric evaluation.

The spokesman of the command, DSP El-Mustapha Sani, who disclosed this on Tuesday, in Sokoto said, “the test is to ascertain his mental health”.

“The suspect is said to be mentally deranged as a result of drug addiction and he was also said to have been treated at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, at Kware, Sokoto state,” he said.

Sani also said that the suspect, currently being detained at the command’s headquarters, reportedly committed the crime under the influence of drugs.

The police spokesman added that all other subsequent investigations would be kept on hold, until the result of the medical test is out.

“We are however assuring that the state Police command would do all things possible to unravel the mystery behind the murder.”

The suspect, allegedly killed his father, Malami Aliyu, with a machete, and buried him in the early hours of Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Kofar Marke area of Sokoto city. (NAN)


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