A 20-year-old man has narrated how he hired some men to kill his elder brother because the deceased was his father’s favourite. The suspect, Ibrahim Abdullahi, and his partner in crime, Hassan Amadu, 22, were arrested by police men attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari. Ibrahim and Amadu were alleged to be kidnappers and armed robbers.
The two of them were also allegedly responsible for the murder of Kadade Abdullahi at Amana Maikasuwa Village in Kaduna State. The fact that Ibrahim was behind the murder of his brother came to light after operatives of IRT attached to Operation Puff Adder, Kateri Annex, arrested a member of the gang that killed Kadade. The suspect, while singing like a bird during interrogation, talked about the operation that led to the murder of Kadade.
The operatives swung into action and proceeded to Amana Maikasuwa, a village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where they arrested Ibrahim and Amadu. While being quizzed by police, Ibrahim and Amadu confessed to have actively participated in the murder of Kadade. They also admitted to arm robberies and kidnappings along Kaduna Zaria Expressway. According to Ibrahim, he belonged to a gang that specialised in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling.
He confessed to have hired assassins to kill his brother. He said: “My father is married to four wives and has many children. I don’t know what is special about Kadade that our father wouldn’t ever take care of his other children without rubbing it on our faces that Kadade was special.
“I was sent to Arabic school in Kaduna, while only Kadade attended primary and secondary schools. My father said it was not necessary for other of his children to go to school because he wanted every one of us to become farmers. And yet, he was always the first person to insult and call us illiterates, saying we couldn’t speak English Language. “How can I speak English Language when my father did not send me to school? I only learnt how to cultivate corn and rear cows.
I had to get married to convince him that I was old enough to handle responsibilities. “As soon as I got married, my father gave me only 20 cows and two plots of land. The reason I carried out the killing of my blood brother with the help of my gang members was because our father trusted my late brother much more than he trusts me. It is also because of the sum of N1, 700,000, which our father realised from selling his cattle. The money was kept with my brother.”