Gloria Ogbu

A 20-year-old man, Yahaya Sai’du, has been arrested by Men of the Yobe State Police Command for contracting gunmen to kill his father, Sai’du Oroh.

According to report, the suspect allegedly hired three assailants who shot his father dead at his residence in Pompom village, on August 20.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed his arrest said the suspect was arrested in Gujba, on Monday.

In his words: “Investigation revealed that the suspect paid the gunmen N350,000 to kill his father, a herdsman, just to rustle his cattle.

“Three empty bullet shells of double barrel gun were recovered at the scene and the police began the trail of the suspects immediately after the incident.

“Detectives, acting on intelligence, arrested Sa’idu in Gujba town on October 17, while attempting to sell 30 cows he stole from his late father,” Abdulkarim said.

He also stated that Sa’idu would face prosecution and that the police were also on the trail of the remaining three suspects, assuring that they would be arrested soon.