Police in Gombe confirm suicide by an officer’s 13-year-old boy

The Gombe State Police Command has confirmed that a 13-year-old son of one of its men, was suspected to have hanged himself in Gombe town on Monday.


DSP Mary Malum, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said the boy, identified as Muhammadu Al-Amin, was found hanging in his room.

Malum said that about 4.00 p.m. on Monday, the father, Insp. Abdu Manu attached to Criminal Investigation Bureau of Pantami Division, received a phone call from his wife that his son had been found dead in his room.

She said the father reported that the boy allegedly hanged himself with a rope after returning from school.

Malum said following the report, a team of Policemen was immediately dispatched to the scene.

The PPRO said the team recovered a rope as an exhibit and the corpse, which was deposited at the Gombe Specialist Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

She said the case was still being investigated and that further details would be made available after.

A resident of the area, who pleaded not to be named said the boy was seen about noon playing with his mates and after news of his demise spread in the evening.

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