A 40-year-old Hassan Lawan, allegedly murdered his close friend, Zilani Yusuf, 35, who lent him the sum of N50,000.
The incident happened in Bari village, Rogo Local Government Area, Kano State. To actualise
his alleged evil act, Lawan invited Yusuf to his house on two occasions, ostensibly to discuss the issue of the loan.
The first time, he took Yusuf on his motorcycle to his house at Tarenge Village in Rogo Local Government Area, Kano State. After the visit he gave Yusuf a ride back to his own house in Sabongari, Nasarawa village in Kafur Local Government Area, Kastina State, about 8.00pm.
Then the second time was on July 16, 2017, he invited him to
visit his house on the pretext that he would pay the money. He also asked the victim not to disclose his whereabouts to anybody. Again, it was with his motorcycle that he took the victim to his house
Sunday Sun learnt from the Commissioner of Police, Kano Police Command, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, that the suspect allegedly killed his friend during that second visit and then harvested his organs.
But the bubble burst when Yusuf did not return home and the friend he had confided in before leaving to visit Lawan, raised the alarm and informed the victim’s family.
His relatives reported his disappearance at Rogo Police Station, which launched a search for him.
Meanwhile, Yusuf’s friend told police what he had confided in him, that Lawan always said that he should not inform anybody about his visits to his house. Homicide detectives pulled the suspect in and questioned him. He owned up to the crime. The police later found the dead body of the victim in Bari village, Rogo Local Government Area with his private parts cut off,
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Mr. Ahmed Azare, commended Yusuf’s friend for providing police with pivotal information which aided the investigation.