Alibert Furniture Fire Incidence: Kano Police Opens Investigations Into Suspected Act Of Mischief

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON


The Nigeria Police Kano Command has commenced investigations into the causes of the alleged  fire outbreak that engulfed  Alibert Furniture showroom in Kano last year.
According to a letter issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of criminal investigation, Kano Police Command, DCP  Muhammad  Abba Umar,  made available to our reporter,   the police command has launched an  investigation into the   case of mischief by fire and fire incident, relating to the  outbreak at the Kano showroom in December 2021.
Our correspondent reports that Kano Police Command in a letter dated January 27, 2022, addressed to the Managing Director Alibert Products Nigeria Limited, confirmed that investigation has commenced  into the fire incidence at its Kano showroom.
The police  missive with reference number  CR: 3000/KSX/D6/Vol8/74 stated that, “complaint of mischief by fire was received from one Abdulhadi  Rabiu alleging that the fire incidence  that broke out at the poplar furniture company in Kano was caused by mischief as against the alleged attribution of the incidence  to faulty electrical gadgets installed within the premises.
“The police as part of the investigation have requested the managing director of Alibert furniture, on February 7th to  report to the  officer in charge of  legal/prosecution at the command.
“Our findings reveal that the landlord of No 5c Muritala Muhammad Way Kano, Abdulhadi  Rabiu through his lawyers, A S Yusuf Associates have  forwarded a formal  complaint to the police accusing Alibert Furniture of mischievously  setting ablaze Alibert  Kano showroom.”
The complainant narrated that, Alibert furniture, who occupied the building as commercial tenant conspired to set the property ablaze.
The complainant pointed out that, Kano Electricity  Distribution Company (KEDCO) have faulted the claim  by Alibert furniture that  the fire had  emanated  from a  transformer that feeds the building with power supply.
He informed the police that the fire incidence was planned and executed by  some persons commissioned   with the aim to achieve criminal intended motives that are bothering on indemnity claims.
The company under investigations through  formal  reply  dated  27th January 2022 addressed to the commissioner of police, Kano command have dismissed all the allegations contained in the  complainants.

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