The long arm of the law has caught up with, Nurudeen Alin, a 32-year old former Federal Road Safety Corps member, and his accomplice, Mohammed Garba (26).
Both men allegedly went to the residence of their victim, Yahuza Fakai, an employee at FRSC at College Road, Amejiogbe area of Oyo town and stabbed him with a knife several times until he died.
While parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Ibadan, the state Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi said the suspect; Ali had earlier been dismissed from the FRSC for driving licence touting offence, while also noting that from investigations carried out, it was revealed that the victim, Fakai had on may occasion supported Ali with financial assistance ever since he lost his job.
“The victim and Ali were friends and after Ali was dismissed, he got a lot of financial help from Fakai. On October 14 this year, Ali and an accomplice, Garba, went to Fakai’s house and stabbed him to death. The Atiba police division was mandated to unravel the murder, leading to the arrest of the suspects. The murder weapon, a knife, was recovered from them.” The commissioner said.
While recounting his own side of the story, Ali said his friend Fakai promised him some money but delayed in paying him the amount promised which got him angry and he decided to teach him a lesson by attacking him.
“Fakai was my friend because we worked together at FRSC before I was dismissed. He had been helping me until I killed him. A day before he was killed, he called me and gave me some money. He also said that I should see him again for more money. I went to his house with Garba but when we got there, I needed to receive a call and stepped out, by the time I returned to the house, Garba had stabbed him in the neck. He handed the knife to me and I also stabbed him. We left him for dead. I was later arrested in my house by the police,” the said suspect.
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