A 29-year-old school teacher and student, Laminu Saminu is currently cooling his heels at the Katsina State Police Command, 10 days after allegedly killing his friend and coursemate, an Assistant Superintendent of Corps II, Sanusi Bawa, a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel, of the Katsina State Command and buried him in a well.
Saminu, who confessed to committing the crime said, he killed his friend after serving him with the locally prepared cow milk known as, ‘Fura da Nono,’ after mixing it with rat poison because he wanted his car.
Parading the suspect before newsmen at the Police Command Headquarters, the spokesman, Superintendent Gambo Isah said, their nemesis caught up with the suspect, after he lured the deceased into an unoccupied building in Mani Local Government Area, deceived him to park his car inside a garage in the house, and served him with a poisoned Fura da Nono meal, as a result of which the deceased became unconscious.
Isah further added that consequently, the suspect got heavy firewood, hit the victim severally on the head until he died, threw the corpse inside a well in the house, and covered it with sand, with the intent of robbing the deceased of his motor vehicle.
His arrest, according to the police image maker, was possible as, in the course of the investigation, the suspect called the wife of the deceased, through the phone that he needs the vehicle’s documents.
Confessing to the crime, the 29-year-old suspect, Laminu Saminu, confirmed to be a 400-level Social Study Double Major Final Year Student of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Katsina, a coursemate of the late Assistant Superintendent of Corps II, Sanusi Bawa.
He, therefore, pleaded for mercy saying, he knows the gravity of the offence is beyond pardon.
Items recovered from the suspect include a packet of rat poison, heavy firewood and the motor vehicle belonging to the deceased, among others.
The investigation is ongoing.
(Editor: Ifeanyi Mark)