In connection with the suspected murder of her employer, the Katsina State Police Command has detained Ms. Muhibat Taiwo Abdulsalam, a member of the Katsina branch of the Federal Competitive Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
Before accusing him of sexual harassment, the suspect allegedly killed Julius Haruna, 57, the commission’s Northwest Zonal Coordinator, in his office.
When the event was confirmed, the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, stated that the suspect had allegedly completed a certain report for which she had asked for N80,000.
According to the dead, what she did was not sufficient to meet her demands, therefore she instructed the cashier to give N4,000 to Abdussalam.
According to the police investigation, an argument ensued between the suspect and the deceased in his office in the presence of the cashier who later left the two in fierce argument.
He added that the lady allegedly manhandled the deceased, tore his clothes and took his nude picture. She reportedly rushed to the GRA police station, where she reported him for alleged sexual harassment.
“Our investigations also revealed that the suspect, Ms Muhibat, had fought four previous directors who were there before the deceased,” Isah said, adding that investigation into the matter was ongoing.
After her report at the police station, some police officers were said to have followed her to the directors office only to meet him lifeless on the floor, with bruises on his body.
It was further gathered that Julius Haruna had reported Ms Muhibat severally to the Head Office for acts of insubordination.
The elder brother of the deceased, Aegidius Haruna, in a statement said “they quarrelled over money approved for her in the office because she needed extra which he refused to oblige. I think that is how the problem started.”
“We are shocked by his death. Our family members sent me here to seek justice for his death,” Aegidius said.
He added that the suspect who is currently detained at the GRA Police station would be moved in due course to the state CID for further investigation.