A 28-year-old Sulaiman Idris and his 20- year-old wife, Maimuna Halliru, have been found dead on their matrimonial bed in Kano.
The State Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) SP Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Wednesday, said their lifeless bodies were discovered after it was reported that they had not come out of their matrimonial home since 02/01/2023.
He disclosed that “On 03/01/2023 at about 2100hrs, a report was received from Kwa Village, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State that a couple, one Sulaiman Idris, ‘m’, 28 years old and Maimuna Halliru, ‘f’, 20 years old were discovered not to have come out of their matrimonial home since 02/01/2023 at about 2300hrs.
On preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the deceased couple lit a charcoal fire to warm their room due to cold weather, locked up and got suffocated by the smoke which emanated from the charcoal while they were asleep. It said further investigation was in progress.
The statement confirmed that when the grandmother of the husband forced the door of their room open, she discovered the couple were not moving with a smoke odour in the room.
On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mamman Dauda directed a team of detectives led by CSP Ahmed Hamza, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Dawakin Tofa Division to proceed to the scene.
According to the statement, the victims were removed from the scene and rushed to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where a medical doctor confirmed the couple dead.
The Commissioner of Police advised the good people of Kano State on the need to be careful while using fire, and electricity and take safety measures as the harmattan season is associated with the risk of fire outbreaks.