Teacher poisons, kills friend in Katsina


A school teacher, Saminu Saminu  was arrested by the Katsina State operatives for poising his friend to death, SP Gambo Isa, the command spokesman said in a statement, 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 coursemate at the Federal College of Education (FCE), Katsina,” the statement revealed.

The suspect then 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 wood on the head until he died. He then threw the corpse inside a well in the house and covered it with sand,” the statement added.

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 the phone and told her to get her husband’s vehicle’s document.

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

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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