KEDCO official Found Dead After Suspicious Call From Coworker 


An employee of the Kano State Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Bello Bukar Adamu has been found dead, days after receiving an urgent call from a former coworker identified as Sadiq.

Adamu was last seen on May 5, 2024, after receiving a phone call from Sadiq about what was believed to be a successful job opportunity.


According to the deceased’s younger brother, Abdullahi Abubakar, the late Adamu was at home around noon on Sunday when he received the call and promptly left home to meet Sadiq.


Abdullahi revealed, “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,” Abdullahi said.


He added that family members were in severe pain because Bello trusted Sadiq.


He said, “When Sadiq was sacked from KEDCO, Bello called him back. And they worked together. When Bello was promoted, he made sure Sadiq was reinstated. They worked together until his death. We saw him as our brother’s confidant and subordinate.”


He further disclosed that the family has searched through hospitals, police stations, and mortuaries, but it was not until May 6 that they were informed of a body found in the Kumbotso local government area confirmed to be the corpse of his brother.


The deceased’s brother disclosed that investigations revealed that Sadiq, who had previously worked with Bello at KEDCO, was the last person to speak with him.


Police has also arrested Sadiq, who confessed to being involved in the killing.


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


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


The remains of the late Adamu has been buried on May 7, and attended by a large number of relatives and friends in Gama B, lamenting the loss of a respected and cherished member of the community.


The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed Sadiq’s arrest and stated that the investigation into the case was ongoing.


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


Sani emphasised that while the matter is currently a police investigation, it does not appear to be 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 the 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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