37-year-old Katsina Man Poisons Friend in Attempt to Steal His Car

A Katsina State resident, Laminu Saminu, 37, allegedly killed his colleague with poison in a failed attempt to steal his car.

The deceased who was an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was killed on November 26, according to reports.

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WikkiTimes learnt that the suspect and the deceased were colleagues at the Federal College of Education Katsina.


Saminu, in a video clip, confessed to Katsina Police Command, saying his friend (the deceased), visited him at home on that fateful day.

“I was charging my phone when he called. After he arrived, I realised he called me 11 times,” he told the police.

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The suspect narrated that the deceased said he was hungry and “the food in my house was not ready, I took him to a friend’s house which was vacant and went to the market to buy Yoghurt and gruel for him.”

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“I prepared the Fura da Nono before I came, adding rat poison to it,” he confessed. “When I came back and gave it to him, I left and told him I was coming back.”

According to Saminu, the deceased started writhing in the painful claws of death. To make it faster, he (Saminu) picked a heavy wood and repeatedly struck the deceased’s head until his final breath.

He further confessed that he dragged the deceased’s body into a well and used a dump to cover it.


WikkiTimes gathered that the suspect removed the plate number of the car and hid it.

However, days later, he contacted one of the deceased’s wives, asking her for the documents of the car, lying that customs officers were demanding them.

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The wives, who thought their husband was missing, suspected foul play after Saminu’s call and immediately reported it to the NSCDC office as well as the police.

The report led to his arrest and investigation into the alleged murder.


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