By Muhammad Tijjani/Kaduna
The two suspected killers of Abdulkarim Ibn-Na-Allah, the eldest son of Sen. Bala Ibn-Na-Allah, have been singing at police headquarters in Kaduna, about how they killed him and sold his car for N1million.
The suspects, Bashir Muhammad, 23, and Nasiru Balarabe, 27, made the confession to newsmen Thursday when paraded by the Police at the headquarters of Kaduna Police Command.
Muhammad, a resident of Rabah Road in Kaduna metropolis, said he never knew Abdulkarim prior to the incident.
“One day, I, Nasiru, and one Usman DanKano (now at large), were passing in front of his (Na’Allah) house; we saw a car parked inside the house; DanKano casually said we will come and steal the car from the house.
“The next day it rained, so we decided to go to the house. When we got inside, I and Nasiru opened the door for Dankano, who was holding a torchlight.
“The light from the torch attracted the attention of the deceased and immediately he saw us; he picked something from under his bed and started struggling with Balarabe.
“During the struggle, the deceased fell down and we used a rope for hanging clothes to tie him and he never spoke again; we picked up the car keys and left”, Nasiru narrated.
When Muhammad was asked if poverty pushed him to commit the crime, he said his parents provided him with basic necessities as best as they could.
The second suspect, Balarabe is a resident of Kawo area in Kaduna metropolis. He said Na’Allah’s car was sold for N1 million in Katsina.
Balarabe said he used his share of the money in purchasing foreign parboiled rice, but that he was intercepted by personnel of Department of Customs and Excise at the border, and the rice confiscated.
“I bought 23 bags of rice with my own share of the money but it was intercepted by customs”, he said.
Police Spokesperson, ASP Muhammad Jalige said the vehicle of Na’Allah was sold in Niger Republic and had been recovered.
He said the Nigerian police were liaising with Interpol to bring it back to Nigeria.
He said the car was valued at N9 million.
Abdulkarim Na Allah, a pilot and the eldest son of Bala Ibn Na Allah, was on Sunday, Aug. 26, found dead in his room in Malali GRA, Kaduna metropolis.
He was 36.
Father of the deceased, Sen.Bala Ibn Na Allah, is the Senator representing Kebbi South Senatorial District