If someone had told Kadade Abdullahi that his blood brother would be the mastermind of his death, he wouldn’t believe.
But that was exactly what happened to him around 11.30pm on March 21 when his younger brother, Ibrahim, hired some assassins to murder him.
According to Ibrahim, who is currently cooling off his heels in police custody, the only offence Kadade ‘committed’ is that their father trusted him (Kadade) more than him (Ibrahim).
The suspect, 20, was recently arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Puff Adder at Kateri Annex in Kaduna State.
Ibrahim and his late brother were said to be indigenes of Amana maiKasuwa village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was in the village that the police operatives, upon intelligence gathering, arrested the suspect and one Hassan Amadu, 22, with the support of local vigilantes.
Speaking with City Round during the week, Ibrahim said he belonged to a gang which specialised in armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling.
He stated that he hired assassins, with the help of his gang members, to kill Kadade because their father trusted his late brother more than him.
He cited that recently when their father sold cows worth N1.7m, the money was kept in Kadade’s custody.
He said this angered him, so he approached Amadu, a native of Rinji village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and explained to him of his intention to kill his elder brother.
Ibrahim said Amadu helped him to hire four assassins, identified as Kiri Jumare, Auwalu, Nakaduwa and Yellow.
The suspect said after the arrangement was concluded, the assassins invaded his late brother’s residence, where they killed him.
Ibrahim said, “My brother sold some cows for my father and made N1.7m. He came back and started making a noise about it. My father was happy about it and asked him (Kadade) to keep the money. I expected him to share the money between us but he asked my brother to take it to the bank the next day.