The police in Katsina State have arrested a teacher, Laminu Saminu, 29, for allegedly poisoning his friend to death.
This is contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, on Tuesday in Katsina.
“The command arrested the suspect, 29, who lives in Bakin Kasuwa quarters, Mani Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“He allegedly killed his friend, ASC II Sanusi Bawa, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) in Katsina State, who is his final year course mate at the Federal College of Education, FCE, Katsina,” he said.
Isah said that the suspect lured the victim to an uncompleted building in Mani.
“The suspect asked the victim to park his vehicle and they entered the uncompleted building together where he served him a “Fura da nono” mixed with poison to drink.
“After drinking the Fura, the officer became unconscious.
“Consequently, the suspect hit the victim with a wood on the head until he died.
“He then threw the corpse inside a well in the house and covered it with sand.”
He said that the suspect stole the deceased’s vehicle.
“In the course of investigation, the police discovered that the suspect called the wife of the deceased on phone and told her to get her husband vehicle’s documents,” he said.
Isah said the police traced and arrested the suspect, who also confessed to committing the crime.
He said a packet of rat poison, a firewood and the Volkswagen Golf, saloon car with registration number AA 266 KUF, belonging to the deceased were found in the possession of the suspect.
He said that investigation was ongoing and the suspect would be charged to court.