More details emerge after cadet dies of starvation at Police Academy Kano

Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) has confirmed the death of a cadet, Sulaiman Jika, in Kano State.

Jika, who was a cadet at the department of computer science, died on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at the premises of the police academy in Wudil. 

However, Punch reported that his colleagues said he died after being “continuously starved and malnourished for over two weeks” at the academy.

The Police Public Relations Officer of (POLAC) ASP Hussain Suleman, in a press release on Sunday,  said the deceased, who hailed from Adamawa state, died after a “brief and unexpected illness”. 

According to the spokesperson, the deceased sought medical treatment at the academy clinic on August 29 and was treated. 

“The Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of its cherished cadets, Mr. Sulaiman Jika, who succumbed to a brief and unexpected illness. Jika, a dedicated cadet from the Department of Computer Science, was a proud native of Adamawa state,” the statement read.

“On 29th August, 2023, he sought medical attention at the Academy Clinic due to an ailment. Following a diligent course of treatment and his gradual recovery, he was certified fit and discharged by the Medical Doctor on call the next day, and tasked to return at regular intervals for checks which he adhered to. However, fate took an unforeseen turn

“On 2nd September 2023, he was once again admitted to the clinic for further examination and care following a complaint of restlessness. Though his vitals were normal upon examination and all necessary medical steps were taken, we regrettably report his untimely passing.

“The Commandant of the Nigeria Police Academy, AIG Sadiq Idris Abubakar, extends his deepest condolences to the grieving family, friends, and loved ones of Cadet Sulaiman Jika. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this period of profound sorrow. May God Almighty grant them the strength and resilience to bear this heavy loss. ”