The Centre for Human Rights and Social Advancement (CEFSAN) has raised alarm over the alleged extrajudicial killing of Ibrahim Sani, also known as Halifa Jega, by the Nigeria Police Anti-Daba Squad in Kano State.
According to the press release issued by the organisation on Thursday, December 14, 2023, the organisation had received a complaint from Lawan Sani of Kawo Quarters, Nassarawa Local Government Area, Kano State. Lawan Sani claimed that his younger brother, Ibrahim Sani, along with another individual named Halifa Cincika, were arrested by the Vigilante Group of Kawon Maigari on November 26, 2023, for the alleged theft of a motorcycle.
The suspects were then taken to the Anti-Daba Squad at Tal’udu, Kano, for further investigation.
The complainant and his family reportedly made multiple attempts to visit Ibrahim Sani in custody at the Anti-Daba Squad but were denied access by the police. On November 29, 2023, the police informed Lawan Sani that his brother, Ibrahim Sani, had passed away when he made another attempt to see him.
The family suspects that the deceased may have been subjected to torture and dehumanising treatment while in custody, leading to his untimely death.
In response to these allegations, the Executive Director of CEFSAN, Yusha’u Sani Yankuzo, Esq., has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to urgently constitute an investigative panel to uncover the circumstances surrounding Ibrahim Sani’s death.
The organisation is demanding a thorough investigation to ensure that those responsible for any misconduct or wrongdoing are brought to justice.