Katsina: Teacher arrested for killing friend with rat poison

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The police command in Katsina has arrested a teacher, Laminu Saminu, 29, for poisoning his friend to death.

This is contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, 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,” the police disclosed. “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 coursemate at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Katsina.”

The police explained 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,” said the statement. 

It added, “Consequently, the suspect hit the victim with wood on the head until he died. He then threw the corpse inside a well in the house and covered it with sand.”

The murder suspect then stole the deceased’s vehicle, the police alleged.

“In the course of investigation, the police discovered that the suspect called the wife of the deceased on phone and told her that to get her husband vehicle’s documents,” added the police statement.

The police traced and arrested the suspect, who confessed to committing the crime, said the statement.

The police further revealed that a packet of rat poison, wood and the Volkswagen Golf saloon car with registration number AA 266 KUF, belonging to the deceased, were found with the suspect.


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