Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of seven suspects over killing of Pastor Yohanna in Sumaila Local Government Area, Kano State.
CAN leaders in the state has demanded justice for the pastor.
It was gathered that the incident started on September 22 when Sabo Idris reportedly killed his elder brother’s wife, Zainab Balan’iya, following a dispute.
Pastor Yohanna was subsequently accused of hiding Mr Idris, who is a Christian after his interference in the matter.
The angry mob, following the accusation, killed him and also burnt down his church, house and school.
While speaking to BBC Hausa Monday evening and monitored by TOS NEWS, the police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed that the police had arrested six suspects “on the spot”.
“In the course of investigation, they said they suspected the pastor of hiding someone who killed his brother’s wife. Another has since reported himself to us, making them seven in number that are connected to the killing of the pastor,” Kiyawa said.
He stated that the case has been transferred to the homicide department at the police command headquarters in Bompai, Kano.
“This is a serious case that you cannot just hastily conclude. You need evidence and we have made headway in the investigation,” Kiyawa added.