Man kills friend to avoid paying back N50,000 loan
A 40-year-old man, Hassan Lawan, has been arrested for allegedly murdering his close friend, Zilani Yusuf, 35, who lent him N50,000 in Bari, Kano State, after the deceased asked him to repay the loan.
To actualise his aim, Lawan invited Yusuf to his house on July 16, 2017, on the pretext that he would pay the money. He also asked the victim not to tell anybody about his visit to his house.
The Commissioner of Police, Kano Police Command, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, revealed that the suspect allegedly killed his friend during the visit and then harvested his organs.
But the bubble burst when Yusuf did not return home and the friend he had confided in before leaving to visit Lawan, raised the alarm and informed the victim’s family. His relatives reported his disappearance to the police
Homicide detectives pulled the suspect in and questioned him. He owned up to the crime. The police later found the dead body of the victim in Bari, with his private parts cut off.
In a brief chat with Sunday Sun, Lawan said: “When he continued to demand for the money, I decided to kill him and removed his private parts, so that he would stop disturbing me to pay him.
After I killed him, I thought the matter had ended, but I didn’t know that he had been telling his friend about the money he lent to me and his visits to my house”