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Bauchi man arrested for alleged plot to inject cousin, wife to death

Operatives attached to the State Intelligence Department, SID, of the Bauchi Police Command have arrested one Mustapha Tahiti, 35, a medical recorder with the Maternity clinic Kofar Ran, Bauchi, for allegedly plotting to kill his cousin and his wife.

Spokesman of the Command, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, revealed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said the suspect was arrested on March 6, 2024, following credible intelligence available at the disposal of the Department.

He stated “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the alleged crime and said he filled a syringe with an insecticide chemical he bought which would be forcefully administered to the victims.

He claimed he planned to take away their valuables when he killed both of his supposed victims.

The syringe filled with the insecticide chemical has been recovered as an exhibit.”

The statement partly read, “Further discreet investigation uncovered that the suspect had grudges with the victim for marrying his late elder brother’s wife, whom he loved dearly and wanted to marry. Unfortunately, the widow does not want to marry him. The suspect, in his further confession, said he warned the victim several times not to marry the widow but was ignored.”

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