Suspected killers of Capt Abdulkarim Bala Na’Allah, the first son of Senator Bala Na’Allah, have explained how they killed the pilot in his Malali residence two weeks ago.
Abdulkareem was found dead in his room at his residence in Malali GRA, Kaduna on August 29, 2021.
The two suspects paraded by Kaduna Police Command were Bashir Muhammad 23 and Nasiru Salisu 27.
The third suspect, Usman DanKano, was said to still be at large.
Speaking to journalists at the Police headquarters, the prime suspect, Bashir Muhammad, a resident of Rabah road in Kaduna North Local Government Area, said they gained access into the deceased’s house to steal his car.
Bashir, who claimed he did not know his victim, said: “I did not know the deceased. One day, we were passing in front of his house, three of us including Nasiru, me (Bashir) and Usman DanKano when we saw a car parked inside the deceased house.
“DanKano casually said we will come and pick the car from the house. The next day while it was raining, we gained access into the vicinity of the deceased residence, climbed the roof top and removed the nails of the roofing sheets.
“When we got inside the house, Nasiru and I opened the door for Usman who was holding a touch light, the light from the touch attracted the attention of the deceased and immediately he saw us, he picked something from under his bed and he started struggling with Nasiru.
“During the struggle, the deceased fell down and when he fell down, we used a rope for hanging clothes to tire him and he never spoke again. We picked up the car keys and left.”
The other suspect, Nasiru Salisu, 27, said Bashir involved him in the operation.
Salisu, who lives in Kawo, said Bashir tied the victim up after the struggle.
He said, “I bought 23 bags of rice with my share of the money but it was intercepted by customs.”
Parading the 25 suspects, Kaduna spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said the suspects have confessed to carrying out the offence and stated that the vehicle was sold in Niger Republic at N1 million with the proceed shared amongst them.
He said investigation was ongoing with the aim of arresting the fleeing suspect after which they would be charged to court for diligent prosecution.