A Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, Katsina State Command, Assistant Superintendent of Corps II, Sanusi Bawa Rawayau, was brutally murdered by his friend and course mate, Laminu Saminu.
The suspect, a 29-year-old school teacher and 400-level student of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Katsina, was arrested by the police 10 days after allegedly killing Bawa, because he wanted his car.
Saminu who confessed to crime revealed that he killed his friend after serving him with the locally prepared cow milk known as, ‘Fura da Nono,’ mixed with rat poison.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, while parading the suspect at the state headquarters, revealed that 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.
The suspect subsequently hit the victim severally with firewood on his head, threw the corpse inside a well and covered it with sand.
His arrest was possible after he called the wife of the deceased and asked for the vehicle documents
The suspect 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 vehicle belonging to the deceased, among others.