A 25-year-old man, Abdullahi Garba, has narrated how he connived with his friend, Abdullahi Galadima, to kill a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as Okada man in order to steal his bike.
Garba, a resident of Darazo village of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, told our correspondent at the Adamawa State Police headquarters, Yola on Thursday, that he lured Umar Shuaibu, who was also his friend, to where he was murdered.
He said, “I ask Galadima who is my friend to take me to the house of Shuaibu, another friend of mine. We asked him to take us to Zoro village through Gombe road.
“He fell down but I think he didn’t hit him hard because he ran away and started shouting my name ‘Baro, Baro, Baro.’ I was still on the ground when I saw him coming towards me, so I pushed him and he fell down,” Garba narrated.
He continued, “Immediately, he (Galadima) collected the knife from my hand and pierced him on his abdomen, and killed him. I didn’t kill him, I only lured him to where he was killed but it wasn’t me who killed him.”
He said, “I was at home that fateful day when Abdullahi (Garba) came with an okada man and picked me. He told me to come with any available weapon and I picked a hammer.
Galadima narrated that the deceased tried to run away, but Garba stabbed his stomach to prevent him from escaping.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime during interrogation.
Abubakar admonished parents to always know the whereabouts of their children especially girls to protect them from sexual predators.
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