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Police arrest man for allegedly killing friend over N3m job scam in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested one Sadiq Zubairu, for allegedly killing his friend, Bello Adam, over his failure to help the victim secure a job after receiving the sum of N3 million.

Zubairu had promised the late Adam, who was his former colleague at the Kano Electricity Distribution Company, to help him secure a job at the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi, in a statement on Thursday, noted that on May 5, 2024, at exactly 10 a.m., the command received a report from the deceased’s brother that Adam was missing.

The police got an alert that there was a body of a deceased male around the Bechi Village in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. Upon investigations, the police arrested Zubairu at 9 a.m. the following day.

The statement read, “On 05/05/2024 at about 10:00 am, report was received from a resident of Zawaciki Quarters in Kumbotso LGA, Kano State that his elder brother, Bello Bukar Adam, a KEDCO staff, aged 45 years old of Zawaciki Housing Estate, Kano had left his home with his Toyota Corolla motor vehicle, ash in colour since on 04/05/2024 and his whereabouts is unknown.

‘’On the evening of the same date, there was a report that the deceased body of a male adult had been discovered abandoned at the outskirts of Eastern Bypass, around Bechi Village in Kumbotso LGA, Kano State.

“The body was removed from the scene by a team of crime-scene policemen led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Kumbotso Division, SP Mustafa Abubakar, who brought the corpse to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where a medical doctor certified the body dead.

“Accordingly, the team immediately swung into action and arrested one Sadiq Zubairu, aged 35 years old of Hotoron Arewa Quarters, Nassarawa LGA on 06/05/2024 at 9 a.m.”

The state PPRO added that “during preliminary investigations, the suspect confessed that he conspired with two others and jointly lured the victim to his house who until his death were intimate friends.

“He narrated that he tied him up, and hit him with sticks and sharp iron on his head and other parts of his body until he became motionless.

“Thereafter, he loaded the motionless body inside the boot of the deceased’s vehicle, threw him off by the roadside along Eastern Bypass, around Bichi Village and left away with the motor vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, 2015 model including his mobile phone.

“The suspect further confessed that what led to this regrettable incident was after he deceitfully collected the sum of three million naira (N3,000,000:00) from him on the pretext that he would secure a job offer for him. But having realised that he had no means of returning the money to him, he hired two hefty guys, conspired with them, killed him and hid the motor vehicle at a garage in Hotoro Quarters, Kano. The vehicle has since been however recovered by the police.”

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