We are yet to find Deborah's killers - Police
The Police spokesman explained that those arrested are still in custody as directed by the court, while the killers are still at large.
The Sokoto State Police Command has said the killers of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education who was killed on the allegation of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, were yet to be found.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sanusi Abubakar, said in an interview in Sokoto at the weekend that those arrested by the police were not the prime suspects.
Deborah Samuel was stoned to death in May 2022 by angry mob comprising of outsiders and students of the college.
According to him, those that were arrested were among those who organised the violent riot in the college. He explained that those arrested are still in custody as directed by the court, while the killers are still at large.
The command, therefore, disclosed that efforts are being intensified to arrest the prime suspects .
He explained: “Those ones we arrested then, though not the suspected killers, contributed to the violent riot and were arraigned in court where the judge ordered that they should be remanded.
"Concerning those suspected killers, we have circulated their pictures to media houses and sent our intelligence to every part of the state.
“We are still on the lookout for them and we are confident of arresting them wherever they may be hiding. We will flush them out and arraign them before a competent court of law, ' he added
He assured that the police would not be biased on the case, as the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Gumel, would ensure that justice prevailed.