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Body of Kano varsity student found dumped at sand excavation site 5 days after he was declared missing

A 300 level student of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, Ahmad Abubakar Idris, has been found dead five days after he was reported missing.

It was gathered that the 22-year-old student of the Department of Physics went missing last Saturday, May 1, 2021, when he left the campus with two colleagues to a market in Kano (Farm Centre) to buy a mobile phone. 

His corpse was discovered at a sand excavation site in Mariri at the outskirts of Kano after police arrested one of the colleagues who was with him before he went missing.

The father of the deceased, Abubakar Idris, who spoke to Daily Trust, said his son’s colleagues were suspected to have killed him because of the money in his possession.

Mr Idris said he had sent some money to the Ahmad to purchase a mobile phone for his brother.

He received a call on Saturday that his son was missing and rushed to Kano from Abuja on Thursday after informing the police.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command,  Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident, said that two suspects have been arrested.

He said the commissioner of police in the state, CP Sama’ila Dikko, had ordered the case to be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Bompai for further investigation. 

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