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Police authorities in Kano State have arrested one Sadiq Zubairu, who allegedly lured and killed Bello Bukar Adam, a KEDCO staff.

Mr Adamu, a Kano resident, before the unfortunate incident was earlier declared missing after receiving what was supposed to be an urgent call from Sadiq.

Two days later, his corpse was found at a backstreet location in Kumbotso local government area of the State.

The spokesman of the command in Kano State, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday.

He said, ’’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, ‘m’, 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 has been discovered abandoned at the outskirts of Western 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.’’

‘’On the developments, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc raised from the headquarters team of detectives led by the Officer in Charge (O/C), Anti-Kidnapping Squad, SP Aliyu Mohammed Auwal and directed that the suspect (s) be trailed and arrested within 24 hours.’’

The statement added that the team of operatives immediately swung into action and apprehend one Sadiq Zubairu, aged 35 years old, ‘m’, of Hotoron Arewa Quarters, Nassarawa LGA on 06/05/2024 at 9:00 am.

It said the 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, 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 Motor Vehicle, and threw him off by the roadside along Eastern Bypass, around Bechi Village and left away with the motor vehicle, Toyota Corolla, 2015 Model and 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 will secure job offer for him. But having realised that he has 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 Motor Vehicle has since been however recovered by the Police.

‘’While the CP commiserate with the deceased family on this sad development, the Commissioner of Police reaffirms the commitment of his Command to combating crime in all its forms and to continue to work tirelessly in protecting the lives and property of all Kano residents.’’

‘’Finally, the CP appreciates the good people of the State for their cooperation and urge everyone to remain vigilant and keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:- *08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926,* or log-in to the *NPF Rescue Me*”


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