Police confirm murder of 28 years old businessman in Niger
By Mohammed Usman
Niger State Police command has confirmed the killing of a Minna-based businessman, Hassan Shehu, by a yet-to-be identified suspect at Tudun-Fulani area of Bosso Local Government Area of the state last Wednesday.
Hassan Shehu, aged 28, who until his death, was a businessman at the Minna main market, had visited a friend and at Tudun-Fulani after the day’s business, with ‘large’ sum of money.
Though it was not immediately known why the deceased who deals on gold decided to close earlier than normal closing hour for the visit that claimed his life with all the money he made from sales, it was gathered that Hassan on the course of discussion revealed to his host about the money he had right inside his car.
While their discussion lasted, an argument between the two friends suddenly ensued, but the noise soon died down with increasing sound of music emanating from the friend’s apartment; this is all we know about the man, eyewitness from the neighbourhood said.
The lifeless body of Hassan Shehu was later discovered in a pool of his own blood with cuts on his neck suspected to be that of sharp knife (daga) used in stabbing him to death inside his friend’s apartment while the said friend disappeared with Hassan’s car and all its contents.
Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun, who confirmed the murder in a statement, said the deceased was invited for a business deal by a friend at Tudun-Fulani but the deal turned sour.