I Was Paid N2m to Kill My Landlord, 37-year-old tenant Confesses


The Police in Niger State have apprehended one Ma’aruf Sarki, who was allegedly paid N2million to assassinate his landlard in Kontagora LGA of the state.
37-year-old Sarki, who also made away with N1.7million cash and an unregistered Honda Accord car (with a market value of N1.5m) was said to have buried the victim-Alhaji Tasiu Shittu in his apartment.
Men of the State Command following a painstaking investigation on the whereabouts of the victim, who had been missing since 25th of February had trailed and brought in, Sarki, an indigene of Sokoto State.
The accused, who has a fleeing accomplice confessed to having committed the crime said:  “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.”
The corpse was exhumed for autopsy.
The police have retrieved as exhibits the Honda accord car and N1.7m of the deceased frozen in the account of the suspect.


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