Kabiru Mohammed also known as Galadiman Galambi was found dead on Thursday morning in a pit at Anslow Trade & Investment Ltd, a fuel station at Mararaban Liman Katagum, a suburb of Bauchi State.
The deceased, WikkiTimes learnt, was a night guard at the facility where he was found dead.
Mohammed’s body was discovered around the pit alongside a rubber bucket full of petrol.
Abubakar Danlami popularly known as Danlami Anslow, a pump attendant and Deputy Manager of the fuel station was the first person to see the deceased’s body.
“I came early to the station around 6:00 am, I noticed that the pit was open and I directly moved to the pit and looked down only to see him (the deceased) inside bending his head down while beside him was a rubber bucket filled with petrol and a tin tied with a long rope and a torch light,” Danlami told WikkiTimes. “I thought he was alive and I started calling; Galadima, Galadima… before I realised that he was dead.”
He added: “I then drew the attention of my colleagues. I called the manager of our station and the director who advised the security officers about the incident. We called them and he was taken for burial”
Danlami could not say whether the deceased had records of oil theft during his stay in the company.
But Abubakar Yakubu, the Manager of the fuel station, said the deceased was in the past fingered for oil theft.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident to WikkiTimes.
He said upon receiving the report, the police immediately rushed to the scene and moved the deceased to Jama’a clinic where the Medical Doctor certified him dead, adding that his body was released to the family and has been buried accordingly.