Man In Niger State Attacks His Younger Brother, Hacks Him To Death Over A Debt
The Niger State Police Command has arrested a man after it was discovered that he hacked his own brother to death.
Sunday Punch reports that the Niger State Police Command has apprehended a 45-year-old ldris Aliyu of Daka’agi village in the Wushishi Local Government Area of the state for allegedly hacking his younger brother, Aliyu Aliyu, to death.
The suspect was arrested by a team of policemen attached to Wushishi Division following a tip-off.
It was learnt that the suspect and his deceased brother, who were farmers, had been living together in the same compound in peace before the ugly incident.
Sunday Punch gathered that the suspect borrowed the sum of ₦100,000 from his friend and gave it to his late brother to renovate his house in the same area.
He was said to have promised to pay back the lender after harvesting their farm products.
The suspect said, “Áfter the harvest, I explained to him the need to settle the person I borrowed the money from. He refused to listen to me and insisted that we were not going to sell any farm products to that effect.
He said the reaction angered him and he inflicted a deep cut in his neck which resulted in his death.
The suspect told our correspondent that he killed his brother due to pressure from the lender and the refusal of his brother to cooperate on how to pay back the debt.
The suspect who had two wives and 13 children said he regretted killing his brother.
“I’m finished. I’ve killed my only brother whose wife will give birth any moment from now. I am ruined,” Aliyu lamented.
The Public Relations Officer, Niger State Police Command, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident on Saturday.