BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna
Man, 40-year-old, Moses Angah Wednesday, confessed to killing 84 year old man in Ungwa Rimi in Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State when he robbed the house recently, adding however that he killed him in error.
The suspect made the confession when he was paraded alongside other suspects at the Kaduna Police Command yesterday.
According to the suspect, he never knew that his victims was dead after collecting N80,000 and mobile phone from his wife during the robbery operation, but confessed to have hit the old man with an iron bar on his head.
In his words, “I specialised in shop burgling. I don’t kill people and I only got to know yesterday that the man I robbed two weeks ago died as a result of injury he sustained from iron bar I hit him on the head. Hash economic condition pushed me into this mess.
“That night, I jumped through the fence of the first and second house and left in anger when I did not get what I wanted. I then jumped into the third house where I found the man and his wife sleeping. I hit him on the head to scare him while his wife was pleading with me. The woman later gave me N80,000 and her mobile phone and it was at that point that I stopped beating her. I later sold the phone to an unsuspecting person for N10,000.
“The police then tracked the phone and the person that I sold it to later contacted me because he had not paid the N10,000 and that is how police got me arrested. Initially, I denied it that I neither know the buyer nor sell anything to him. But after he begged me to speak the truth, I had to safe the innocent man for the sake of his wife and children.
“I did not mean to kill the man and am regretting my action. If I can have another opportunity to regain my freedom, I will never do such a thing again in my life”, he pleaded.
Meanwhile Kaduna State Police Command also paraded 34 other suspects for various offences ranging from armed robbery, rustling, culpable homicide, impersonation and kidnapping in the state.
Parading the suspects before press at the headquarters of the command in Kaduna, Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Agyole Abeh, said, most of the suspects were caught in the act while others were tracked through mobile phones they stole from their victims.
According to him, the suspects, whom he said were arrested within the past one week at various spot across the state, were among those that have been terrorising motorists along Kaduna-Abuja highway and Birnin Gwari axis of the state.
He said, “We have recorded successes in the areas of armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, cattle rustling and recovery. In clear term, we arrested 8 armed robbery suspects, 12 culpable homicide, nine suspects who were in possession of illegal firearms, 3 dismissed soldiers and 1 rustler suspect among others. We also recovered 2 AK47, 1 locally made pistol and 1 shot gun.
“It may interest you to know that, we have arrested the armed robbery suspect that robbed and murdered one Alhaji Usman at his residence in Ungwan Rimi two weeks ago. Unfortunately for him, we were able to track him through the mobile phone he stole from the wife of his 84-year-old victim and you can hear from him”, added the police boss.
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