KEDCO Official Found Dead After Phone Call From Ex-Colleague

Late Bello Adamu

An employee of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Bello Bukar Adamu, has been found dead, days after he went missing from home.

Bello had received a phone call from his former colleague at KEDCO identified as Sadiq, who allegedly tricked him out of his house for a better job offer.


Bello was last seen on Sunday, May 5, 2024, after receiving the phone call from Sadiq about what was believed to be another job opportunity for the deceased.


According to the deceased’s younger brother, Abdullahi Abubakar, the late Bello was at home around noon time on the fateful day when he received the phone call and promptly left home to meet with Sadiq.


Abdullahi further narrated that, “Bello was desperately looking for a Federal Inland Revenue Service job offer. He was so hopeful. He was working with Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) and wanted to join FIRS and somebody was soliciting the offer for him. When he received a phone call in relation to the job offer, he asked his wife to bring his car key and went to the person waiting for him. Since then, we never heard from him.


“Since he did not return that Sunday, we decided to track his calls. The last word of his conversation with the person on the other end was ‘Alhamdulillah’. From this, we understood that he was lured into believing that the offer was ready-made.”


He added that as a result of the tragic turn of events, family members were in severe pain because Bello trusted Sadiq.


He further disclosed that the family has searched through hospitals, police stations, and mortuaries, but couldn’t find Bello until May 6 when they were informed of a body found in Kumbotso local government area of the State, which was confirmed to be the corpse of his brother.


The deceased’s brother disclosed that investigations revealed that Sadiq was the last person Bello spoke with before death.


Meanwhile, the Kano State Police Command has arrested Sadiq, who confessed to being involved in the killing of Bello.


However, the full extent of his involvement and potential accomplices remained under investigation.


The incident has left the Adamu family reeling with grief and shock.


The remains of the late Bello were buried on May 7 and the funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends in Gama B area of Kano, who lamented the loss of a respected and cherished member of the community.


The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed Sadiq’s arrest and stated that investigation into the case was ongoing.


Also, KEDCO spokesperson, Bala Sani, expressed deep sorrow over Bello’s passing, calling him one of the DisCo’s most dedicated employees.

Sani, however, emphasised that while the matter is currently a subject of police investigation, it wasn’t connected to KEDCO’s operations.

“Honestly the deceased and the suspect had a cordial working relationship, even though the suspect was not our staff at the time of the incident. The cause of death is currently being investigated by the police. But we understood that it is a personal thing between them, not official. The accused is not our staff,” he emphasised.

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