25-year-old man arrested for murder in Niger state after he paid hitman N110K to kill his father in order to inherit property

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Abubakar Mohammed Buba, who hired an assassin to kill his father, to enable him take over his property. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a statement on Thursday, said that Buba, of Gidan Madara area of Chanchaga, Minna, was arrested by police operatives attached to Chanchaga Division on December 29, 2021, based credible intelligence.


“The suspect was arrested for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide of his father, Alh. Mohammed Buba aged 52yrs (deceased). The deceased was allegedly attacked and stabbed to death in his resident at Korokpan, Paikoro LGA on 13th October, 2021,” the statement reads. 


“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have conspired with one Aliyu Mohammed aged 26yrs ‘m’ of Chanchaga presently at large and killed the deceased. He later led Police operatives to Tagwai-Dam where the body of the deceased was dumped after being severed and packed in a sack


“He confessed further to have contracted the said Aliyu for a sum of one hundred and ten thousand naira in which he paid a deposit of fifty thousand naira and later paid the balance of sixty thousand naira after selling some of the deceased’s properties to raise the balance


“He claimed to have committed the act in order to quickly inherit the father’s properties. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing Aliyu Mohammed while case is under investigation at SCID Minna and suspect will be arraigned in court for prosecution immediately after investigation.” the PPRO added.