The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Abubakar Mohammed Buba, for allegedly contracting his friend, Aliyu Mohammed for N110,000 to kill his father, Alhaji Mohammed Buba, in order to inherit the father’s estate.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said in a statement that the suspect was arrested in Chanchaga area of Minna on December 29, 2021 by the Chanchaga division.
“The suspect was arrested for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide of his father, Alhaji Mohammed Buba aged 52 years.
“The deceased was allegedly attacked and stabbed to death in his residence at Korokpan, Paikoro LGA on October 13, 2021,” he said in the statement.
According to Abiodun, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to having conspired with his friend, presently at large and killed the deceased.
The police spokesman said the suspect led police operatives to Tagwai-Dam where the body of the deceased was dumped after being severed and packed in a sack.
“He confessed further to have contracted the said Mohammed for a sum of N110,000 out of which he paid a deposit of N50,000 and later paid the balance of N60,000 after selling some of the properties of the deceased’s to raise the balance.
“He claimed that he committed the act in order to quickly inherit the father’s properties.
“Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing Aliyu Mohammed while the case is under investigation at the SCID Minna. The suspect will be arraigned in court after investigation.”