The Bauchi State Police Command said it had on Saturday, apprehended a 40 year-old man who was allegedly hired for a fee of N50,000, to abduct and kill one Tahiru Sulaiman of Nabordo town in Bauchi State.
The arrest is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
It said the culprit (name withheld), a resident of Gulawa village in Toro Local Government area of Bauchi, was hired by a 25 year-old resident of Zaranda village in Bauchi, to carry out the heinous crime.
The command said the culprit, who posed as a member of a vigilante group before abducting his victim, had already received N5, 000 as advance payment, before police waded in and rescued the victim, following intelligence report.
It listed the items recovered at the scene of the crime, to include one red Boxer motorcycle, one cutlass and the sum of N5, 000, being the advance payment.
It said the sponsor of the crime had also been apprehended and investigation into the matter had commenced.