Tenant arrested for murder of his landlord! The Niger State Police Command has apprehended a 34-year-old man, Maaruf Sarki, for allegedly killing and burying his landlord, Tasiu Shittu, in a shallow grave in the Kontagora Local Government Area of the 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.
Parading Sarki along with 11 other kidnap and robbery suspects, the police spokesman said Sarki buried Shittu in an apartment in Kontagora.
He explained that the apartment was rented out to the suspect by the deceased, adding that Sarki led detectives to the shallow grave.
Abubakar noted that the body had been exhumed for autopsy.