A pregnant woman, Bilkisu Hassan, resident of Kurna quarters in Kano metropolis has been detained by the police for allegedly slapping a divisional police officer (DPO).
Speaking on Wednesday in an interview with journalists, the woman who confessed to have committed the alleged crime said, “my children and the children of my neighbor had a quarrel, they were taken to police station.
“When we were at the police station, my daughter’s mobile phone rang, when she was receiving the call, a man in mufti walked into the police station. He started quarrelling my daughter for making phone calls within police premises. He then assaulted her.
“I did not know who he was, I got provoked seeing him slap my daughter for making phone call. I approached him and I retaliated by slapping him back. Before you know it the police men descended on me and my daughter. We were seriously battered by the policemen at the station. Later, we were dragged into an office where we met the man that slapped my daughter. Then we were informed that the man in mufti is the DPO of the police division.”
According to an eyewitness, Hajiya Mariam, also a resident of Kurna quarters, she had dragged the pregnant woman, Bilkisu and her children to the police station for allegedly assaulting her own children when the drama occurred.
She said “I witnessed what happened. Actually, she slapped the DPO in my presence.”
When contacted, spokesman of the Nigeria Police, Kano command, Dsp Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa declined to comment on the matter, simply saying “the matter is sub-judice because the matter has been charged to court.”