The Niger State Police Command has on Thursday arrested a 26 years old Nasiru Jibrin, who allegedly killed a thief who trespassed on his farm at Gbajibo village in the Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was said to have allegedly killed one Yusuf Abdullahi of Angwan Ruga village with a cutlass over a misunderstanding.
The suspect said that he “used Abdullahi’s cutlass to send him to the great beyond,” noting that he had warned him several times against trespassing on his farm.
It was gathered that the deceased had been stealing from Jibrin’s farm for some time and the suspects was said to have reportedly warned him against stealing his farm produce.
Jibrin said, “I lost my temper after warning him on different occasions against going to my farm to steal my crops, but he refused to adhere to the warning; I didn’t have any option but to kill him.”
Jibrin added, “I purposely killed him because I warned him. In his next world, he will never steal what did not belong to him and let this serve as a deterrent to those who want to reap where they did not sow.
“I know maybe I will be sentenced to death for this offence but I have no regrets, I only succeeded in killing the thief that is terrorising farmers in my area. May Allah have mercy on the thief but for me, let the law take its cause,” he stated.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, stating that the operatives recovered one dane gun and a cutlass from the suspect.