The Police in Kano State have ruled out foul play while giving insights into the circumstances that led to the death of Kano INEC REC and his family who died in an early morning fire incident.
The REC, Alhaji Mukaila Abdullahi, his wife and 2 daughters were killed in the inferno that engulfed their family home.
Kano state Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris who spoke to newsmen on Friday, said preliminary investigation carried out by the police suggests that the fire might have been as a be as a result of an electrical fault.
He said the police men on guard duty at the premises observed a fire emanating from a split A/C in the sitting room.
“They made several attempt to get in touch with him including banging the doors and breaking some of the toilets windows but he was not responding. The police men and local guards broke the door leading to the sitting room, and discovered the sitting room was engulfed by fire and smoke”, he said.
He continued, “They then went to the side of the door leading to the masters bedroom, broke the door and entered; they were not inside the bed room and the Police then went to the bathroom, inside the master bedroom and found the REC, his wife and his two daughters unconscious on the floor.
“They quickly removed them to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital where the Doctor confirmed them dead. The Doctor confirmed the family died from inhalation of hot and black smoke.
“Meanwhile, the detectives attached to SCID sealed the scene and together with the fire service men have commenced thorough investigation into the fire incident,” he said
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