Man robs his landlord of N1.7m, kills and buries him in a shallow grave

The operatives of the Niger State Police Command in a painstaking investigation on the whereabout of one Alhaji Tasiu Shittu of Kontagora, who left home since on 25th February, 2018 and never returned, trailed and arrested one Ma’aruf Sarki, of Sokoto State.


The 34-year-old suspect confessed to have robbed the deceased of the sum of N1,700,000 and his unregistered Honda Accord Car valued at N1.5m.

He then murdered him in cold blood and buried the corpse in a shallow grave in his rented apartment in Kontagora LGA.

Sarki claimed that he was hired to kill his landlord at the sum of N2m. “I used local medicine to kill the man and buried him inside the house that I rented from him. I was hired to kill him by one of his business associates. I regret my action” he said
The corpse was exhumed for autopsy. Exhibits recovered includes a Honda accord car and N1.7m of the deceased frozen in the account of the suspect. The accomplice is said to be on the run.

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