Suspected village thieves have killed a 65-year-old Chief Imam of a village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Alsheik Idris Musa, after dispossessing him of N400,000.
According to the spokesman of Jigawa Police State Command, Superintendent Abdu Jinjiri, the Chief Imam was killed at about 1:30am today, Saturday after collecting N400,000 from a one of the construction companies in the state he sold his plot of land to.
Audu Jinjiri confirmed that the suspects allegedly took away the sum of N400,000 from their victim, hit him several times with sticks, which led to his death. He added that the suspects also beat up the wives and children of the deceased.
“It is suspected that the transaction took place in the presence of the suspects, but unidentified hoodlums who later trailed him to his residence. The village where the incident took place is a remote area. The distance to our station is two hours’ drive.
“So the DPO in charge of the area got the information at about 1:30am and proceeded to the scene immediately, but he got there after 3am. When he got there, the victim was already dead, but he was able to rescue the family members beaten by the hoodlums.
“They were taken to hospital for medical attention.”
The police spokesman said that the remains of the deceased had been released to his family for burial, adding that the police have commenced investigations into the matter, and efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.