Teenager allegedly murders his friend and dumps his body in a septic tank

Teenager allegedly murders his friend and dumps his body in a septic tank

Nineteen years old YakubuTeenager allegedly murders his friend and dumps his body in a septic tank


Tanko has been arrested by the Niger state Police Command for killing his friend and dumping his body in a septic tank in a bid to cover up the crime.

It was learnt that Tanko entered into his friend, 14-year-old Sikiru Tajudeen’s room in the Tundun Fulani area of Minna and hit him with a stick he took from the kitchen.

Tanko confessed that after he hit the deceased with the stick, blood rushed out and he left his friend lying dead on the bed and went away.

“I returned two hours later and I got a sack where I put the body inside till around 8 pm. I then borrowed a wheelbarrow which I used to take the dead body and took it to a soak away that is open close here and put the body inside the soak away. I thought nobody would see the body again”, he confessed.

Speaking on why he killed his friend, the suspect said that there was no reason and he was not sent by anyone, “I personally planned it and did it.”

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Wasiu Abiodun said that the deceased was reported missing at the Bosso Police Division as his family said that they found the trouser of his school uniform, a stick, and a stone with blood stains inside the room of the deceased.

He disclosed that a day later, the community found the body of the deceased after tracing a strange odour coming from a septic tank within the community, and on inspection, a sack was found and the lifeless body of Sikiru was found inside when it was opened.

“Further findings from the community pointed to Yakubu Tanko and he was immediately arrested. He confessed to the homicide during interrogation while he admitted that the deceased was his friend”, Abiodun said.

The PPRO said that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

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