26-year-old Nasiru Jibrin, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command, after he was trailed by the policemen attached to the Mokwa Division of the state police while trying to escape after killing a farm thief.
The suspect was arrested by the Police for killing one Yusuf Abdullahi of Angwan Ruga village with a cutlass, who he had a misunderstanding with. Northern City News reported that the suspect who had reportedly warned the farm thief against stealing his farm produce, seized a cutlass and killed the deceased after he was caught again.
Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, the suspect said;
“I lost my temper after warning him on different occasions against going to my farm to steal my crops, but he refused to adhere to the warning; I didn’t have any option but to kill him.
“I purposely killed him because I warned him. In his next world, he will never steal what did not belong to him and let this serve as a deterrent to those who want to reap where they did not sow.
“I know maybe I will be sentenced to death for this offence but I have no regrets, I only succeeded in killing the thief that is terrorising farmers in my area. May Allah have mercy on the thief but for me, let the law take its cause,” he stated.
Confirming the incident, the State Police PRO Muhammad Abubakar, told newsmen that the operatives recovered one dane gun and a cutlass from the suspect. According to him, the suspect would be arraigned in court.
This is coming few months after the Bauchi State Police, arrested two suspects for killing a 22-year-old man over allegation of theft.
The suspects took the law into their hands and tortured one 22-year-old, Nasiru Jibrin of Unguwan Bauchi to death over an allegation of theft of which no exhibit was recovered.