This is Ma’aruf Sarki, a man from Sokoto State, nabbed for killing his landlord, Alhaji Tasiu Shittu. He was arrested after he was trailed by operatives of the Niger State Police Command in a painstaking investigation on the whereabouts of Alhaji Tasiu Shittu of Kontagora, who left home since on 25th February, 2018 and never returned.

The 34-year-old suspect confessed to have robbed the deceased of the sum of N1,700,000 and his unregistered Honda Accord Car valued at N1.5m.

He then murdered him in cold blood and buried the corpse in a shallow grave in his rented apartment in Kontagora LGA.

Sarki claimed that he was hired to kill his landlord at the sum of N2m.

“I used local medicine to kill the man and buried him inside the house that I rented from him. I was hired to kill him by one of his business associates. I regret my action,” he said

The corpse was exhumed for autopsy. Exhibits recovered includes a Honda accord car and N1.7m of the deceased frozen in the account of the suspect. His accomplice is said to be on the run.