A 29-year-old teacher, Laminu Saminu, has been arrested for luring his friend to a deserted location in Katsina State and clubbing him to death.
He was said to have done this to steal the Golf car of the operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Saminu was alleged to have lured his friend, ASC II Sanusi Bawa, who works in the Katsina State Command of the NSCDC, into an unoccupied building in Mani Local Government Area, deceived him to park his vehicle, a Golf saloon car, green in colour with registration number AA 266 KUF inside a garage in the house and served him with a poisoned fura da nunu meal.
It was gathered that as a result of the alleged drug, which was laced in his food, Bawa became unconscious.
When Saminu had Bawa where he wanted him, he picked a heavy firewood and hit Bawa several times on the head.
He was alleged to have stopped hitting after he was quite such that his friend was dead.
He then threw the corpse inside a well in the house and hurriedly covered it with sand.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, Superintendent of Police Gambo Isah, said that Saminu killed his friend with the intent of robbing him of his car.
Isah said: “In the course of investigation, it was discovered that the suspect made a mistake and called the wife of the deceased through phone that he needed the vehicle’s documents.
“He was subsequently traced and arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence.
“A pack of rat poison, a heavy firewood and a 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.”
Isah further explained: “On December 1, 2022 at about 1pm, the Command succeeded in arresting Saminu, 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 26th of November, 20222 at about 2pm, 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 firewood 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.”