A 34-year-old man, Maaruf Sarki has been arrested for allegedly killing and burying his landlord, Tasiu Shittu, in a shallow grave in the Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, adding that Sarki also stole N1.7m and an unregistered Honda car from the deceased.Abubakar said the suspect fled to Sokoto after committing the crime but was arrested by detectives from his hideout.
The suspect told PUNCH Metro that he was paid N2m to kill his landlord.He added that he used local herbs to poison the victim.He said, “I used local herbs to kill the man. I buried him inside the house which I rented from him. I was hired to kill him by one of his business associates. I regret my action.”However, the business associate was said to be on the run.