12th September, 2022
Gayawan Danzaria, 22, and Thank-God Obadia, 18, have been arrested for the brutal murder of an 85-year-old man in a community in Adamawa.
Gayawan and Thank-God, both from Shimba in Dumne Development Area in Song Local Government Area of the state, were contracted by a woman currently on the run.
According to the suspects, the woman contracted them to kill the man who she said is a wizard and had cast a spell on her son.
The suspects charged her N5000 to commit the murder. However, the instigator paid an initial deposit of N2000 and promised to pay the balance after the act had been done.
After collecting the part payment, Thank-God armed himself with an axe and stormed the residence of the deceased by 10:00am while people were away.
Thank-God found the octogenarian lying down in his apartment and hit him mercilessly with the axe on his forehead.
Confirming the incident to PM News on Monday, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday.
Nguroje confirmed that efforts are now ongoing to capture the woman who contracted the suspects.
He said: “The woman who instigated the murder is currently on the run but I can assure you that we are working hard and she will be arrested soon.”