to be indigenes of Amana maiKasuwa village in the Igabi Local Government Area
of Kaduna State.
cooling off his heels in police custody, the only offence Kadade ‘committed’ is
that their father trusted him (Kadade) more than him (Ibrahim).
by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team
attached to Operation Puff Adder at Kateri Annex in Kaduna State.
operatives, upon intelligence gathering, arrested the suspect and one Hassan
Amadu, 22, with the support of local vigilantes.
week, Ibrahim said he belonged to a gang which specialized in armed robbery,
kidnapping and cattle rustling.
with the help of his gang members, to kill Kadade because their father trusted
his late brother more than him.
father sold cows worth N1.7m, the money was kept in Kadade’s custody.
approached Amadu, a native of Rinji village in the Igabi Local Government Area
of Kaduna State and explained to him of his intention to kill his elder
four assassins, identified as Kiri Jumare, Auwalu, Nakaduwa and Yellow.
was concluded, the assassins invaded his late brother’s residence, where they
cows for my father and made N1.7m. He came back and started making a noise
him (Kadade) to keep the money. I expected him to share the money between us
but he asked my brother to take it to the bank the next day.
Also Read: Local: 22 year-old lady drowns her baby in a bucket of water
father for money. He started insulting me and asked me to learn to be
responsible like Kadade. I was bitter and immediately called Haruna (Amadu) and
told him about the money in our house.
assassins) to come that night and kill my brother. I thought that his death
would make my father allow me to control some of his businesses.
five of them came knocked on my window as a sign to let me know that they were
around. They searched everywhere for my brother and when they found him, they
killed him as I instructed. My father was devastated but I consoled him that it
was Allah’s wish.”
broke, he went to the bush to meet the gang who told him that they only found
N300,000 on Kadade.
share of the money since I was the one who brought the job. It was later that
we learnt that my brother kept part of the money in a safe in the market.
arrested our neighbours because they all knew about the money Kadade made from
selling father’s cows. They were later released and my brother was buried and I
thought the matter was over.
back with Hassan (Amadu) and arrested me. I am terribly sorry and hope that my
family will forgive me. I now regret my action.”
embittered towards Kadade, Ibrahim said among his father’s children, his late
brother always got special attention.
wives and has many children. I don’t know what is special about Kadade. I was
never sent to a regular school but Arabic school in Kaduna. It was only Kadade
that attended primary and secondary schools.
for the rest of us to go to school and that he wanted all of us to become
farmers. Yet he kept calling us illiterates who could not speak English.”
Ibrahim’s accomplice, Amadu, said his father sent him out of the house when he
was 15 years old to learn how to rear cows from one Alhaji Sani because his
father had many sons and unable to train them all to rear cows.
the end of each year, Sani would give him a small cow until he got enough to
leave and start his life.
rearing cows in the bush that he met one Haruna who exposed him to how to make
money selling his master’s cows without him knowing.
hard-working and generous man. I never wished him dead. We found only N300,000
in the house and my share was N40,000.”
launched a manhunt for fleeing members of the gang, adding that the suspects
confessed to have committed armed robbery and kidnapping in Kaduna State.