Bauchi Ex-Commissioner Killed Friend Who Confronted Him For Dating His 18-Year-Old Daughter
A former Commissioner of Information in Bauchi State, Mohammed Damina, is reportedly cooling off in a police cell over the alleged killing of his good friend throughout an altercation.
It was gathered that the previous authorities appointee had been making advances at his good friend’s daughter, however she saved turning him down.
Damina’s excesses had been made public by the younger lady who reported to her father about his good friend’s strikes.
It was gathered that on Sunday, October 30, at about 5.30 pm, the deceased, Adamu Babanta, a 67-year-old retired civil servant residing within the Yelwa Lebura space, caught Damina, his good friend and neighbour, together with his daughter on the identical Sunday night.
Residents who spoke with The PUNCH confirmed that the accused individual known as his good friend’s daughter on the telephone to hook up with him on a Sunday location.
A relative of the deceased who spoke on situation of anonymity informed newsmen that Damina and his late brother had been mates and neighbours.He narrated that Damina had tried to have a sexual relationship with the 18-year-old lady daughter of his late good friend.
According to him, the accused individual had been making advances on the lady by sending her recharge playing cards.
It was learnt that Damina served as commissioner for Information underneath the previous Governor of the State, Isa Yuguda and later served on particular duties underneath the identical administration.
The accused additionally held the standard “Galadiman Dass” title within the Dass Emirate Council of Bauchi State.The lady reported to her mom, who informed the daddy, however he didn’t consider the story. Then on Sunday, he known as the lady and informed her that she ought to meet him on the Total filling station by 5 pm so they might exit.The lady knowledgeable her father, who then requested her to go as deliberate and that he would comply with behind to determine the state of affairs. As anticipated, Galadima was ready on the level whereas the daddy was watching because the lady arrived.
“Galadima asked her to enter the car after he had opened the door but at that point, the father came out and confronted his friend, expressing anger. He then tried to run away, but there was a struggle between them which led to him pushing the late Adamu out of the car, he hit his head on the pavement of the road, and the back tyre of the car crushed his legs and broke the bones. He died on the way to the hospital,” the relative informed newsmen.
Khadijat Reveals What Happened
Narrating her ordeal to journalists, Khadija, a senior secondary college scholar, stated that the ex-commissioner acquired her quantity from her good friend and had been asking her out on a number of events, however she declined.
She stated: “Yesterday (Sunday) evening, Galadima called me while I was in the shop and asked me to meet him around the Yelwan Tundu market. So, I informed my father and his friend about it, and he asked me to go.“I was in a Keke while my father took a bike; when we got there, he asked me to enter his car. I said he should wait; my father came out to confront him. They were dragging his car; he wanted to escape with me, and then I came out of the vehicle. He drove roughly with my dad’s hands in his car, trying to turn off the engine. He hit him on a pole from there, and he died.”It was learnt that the incident prompted a protest within the Yelwa space on Monday morning as highway customers had been blocked on their method to work.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Army, Civil Defense and the monarch all reportedly intervened earlier than calmness was restored within the space.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident to newsmen noting that the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, has been knowledgeable of the incident.
According to the PPRO, Sanda has directed that the incident be transferred to the command headquarters for discreet investigation.
He stated, “Yesterday, October 30, 2022, at about 7.30 pm, a case of deadly motor accident was transferred from the Yelwa Division for a discreet investigation, it was a case of culpable murder.One Khadijah Adamu Babanta was enticed by one man, Mohammed Damina, Galadiman Dass, a 68-year-old resident of Yelwa. When Galadima enticed her, she informed her father about it; then she informed the daddy that the stated man was ready for her at a filling station.
“Her father followed her behind to the place. On getting there, the father, now deceased, confronted Galadima through the passenger’s side of his car, as they were discussing, Galadima zoomed off the vehicle while the deceased was still hanging on to the car door to point he fell and was rushed to ATBUTH for medical attention but was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda directed all tactical commanders led by the Area Commander, Metro and other DPOs to the scene,” Wakil added.