Bauchi - The Bauchi State Police Command
said it had on Saturday, apprehended a 40 year-old man who was allegedly hired
for a fee of N50,000, to abduct and kill one Tahiru Sulaiman of Nabordo town in
The arrest is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations
Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) on Monday.
It said the culprit (name withheld), a resident of Gulawa village in Toro Local
Government area of Bauchi, was hired by a 25 year-old resident of Zaranda
village in Bauchi, to carry out the heinous crime.
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The command said the culprit, who posed as a member of a vigilante group before
abducting his victim, had already received N5, 000 as advance payment, before
police waded in and rescued the victim, following intelligence report.
It listed the items recovered at the scene of the crime, to include one red
Boxer motorcycle, one cutlass and the sum of N5, 000, being the advance
It said the sponsor of the crime had also been apprehended and investigation
into the matter had commenced.