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35-year-old man kills friend over N3 million job scam in Kano



A 35-year-old man Sadiq Jibrin has killed his friend, Bello Adam over his failure to help the victim secure a job after receiving the sum of N3 million.

According to a family member, the deceased, Bello Bukar Adamu, had given money to Sadiq to help him secure employment with FIRS.

However, after weeks passed with no job offer and no money returned, Bello pressured Sadiq.

This pressure allegedly led Sadiq to invite Bello to his house, where he carried out the heinous act.

Unable to refund the payment on time, Sadiq allegedly hired two assassins to help kill his friend. He invited his friend to his house, deceiving him into visiting.

Upon arrival, the friend was attacked with a pestle, resulting in his skull being smashed, and his life being ended.

The car beside him belonged to his late friend, which the suspect also used to dump his corpse along the Kano-Zaria road.

The Kano State Police Command has arrested confirmed the arrested of the suspect in a statement issued on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

The statement released by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi, noted that on May 5, 2024, at exactly 10 a.m., the command received a report from the deceased’s brother who said Adam left home with his car while his whereabouts is unknown.

Thereafter, the police got a tip-off 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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