The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 1, Kano, AIG Tambari Muhammed, to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Prof. Ahmed Falaki.
The late Falaki was a renowned professor of Agriculture at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was until his death, the Director, Institute of Agriculture (IAR) of the university.
There has been controversy surrounding the death of the late don with his family alleging extra-judicial killing.
The Kano police command, however, denied the allegation claiming that Prof. Falaki, who was traveling, was mistaken for a Boko Haram member and lynched by a mob before he could be rescued.
However, to put the controversy to rest, the IG, in a statement issued on Monday by the Force Spokesman, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, directed that an in-depth forensic investigation be conducted into the circumstances that led to Falaki’s death, which he said was of great concern to him.
The statement also revealed that arrest has been made in connection with the killing.
The statement reads: “The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba has viewed with great concern the death in Kano, of Prof. Ahmed Falaki of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, AIG Tambari Muhammed, has been ordered to conduct an in-depth forensic investigation on the incident with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the attack and death of the renowned Professor of Agriculture.
“Meanwhile, some arrests have made in connection with the incident, and the late professor’s vehicle recovered in Bauchi State”.