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Katsina: Police arrest teacher for allegedly killing, burying friend
By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
Katsina State Police Command has arrested a classroom teacher, Laminu Saminu, aged 29 for allegedly killing his friend, ASC II Sanusi Bawa and buried in the well at Mani Local Government Area of the State
The deceased was an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Katsina State Command and the suspect’s final year course mate at Federal College of Education, (FCE), Katisna.
Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isa while parading the suspect before newsmen in Katisna noted that he served the victim with locally prepared cow milk (fura da nono), mixed with rat poison.
“On 1/12/2022 at about 1300hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting, a classroom teacher, one Laminu Saminu, aged 29yrs of Bakin Kasuwa Quarters, Mani LGA of Katsina State, a suspected killer friend of one ASC II Sanusi Bawa, an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Katsina State Command, his final year course mate at Federal College of Education, (FCE), Katsina.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when on 26/11/2022 at about 1400hrs, he lured the deceased into an unoccupied building in Mani LGA, deceived him to parked his motor vehicle Golf Saloon, green in colour with registration number AA 266 KUF inside a garage in the house and served him with a poisoned Fura da Nono meal, as a result of which the deceased became unconscious. Consequently, he got a heavy fire wood and hit the victim severally on the head until he died and threw the corpse inside a Well in the house and covered it with sand.
“All with the intent of robbing the deceased of his motor vehicle. In the course of investigation, suspect made a mistake and called the wife of the deceased through phone that he needs the vehicle’s documents of the deceased.
“He was subsequently traced and arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence. A pack of Rat Poison, a heavy Firewood and a motor vehicle, Volkswagen, Golf, Saloon, green in colour, with registration number AA 266 KUF, belonging to the deceased was found in the possession of the suspect. Investigation is ongoing.”
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