Crime

Dismissed security guard killed man employed to replace him

Iliyasu Suleiman, a dismissed security guard has killed another man who was employed to take over a position he once occupied.

 

The 40-year-old Iliyasu from Ngurore ward in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State was sacked from his position as a security guard after he was suspected of stealing.

 

The culprit who confessed to beating the new security guard to death said he hit the security guard with a stick until he died.

 

The suspect said he was employed by the company  at Kwanan Waya in Yola South LGA in 2020 and was sacked in July 2021 over theft.

 

He confessed that he once stole the company’s iron rods and sold them to a scavenger at N5000, so the company reported him to the police who investigated the matter and recovered the iron rods.

 

He said although the management of the company threatened to sack him, he was allowed to stay on after he pleaded, and he worked in the company for one year.

He said things kept going missing from the company and the management believed he must be responsible so they fired him in July 2021.

 

The company employed another man to serve as a security guard and Iliyasu, armed with a stick, went to the company in the night and battered the new security guard as he slept.

 

He was later trailed by the police who arrested him over the act

 

Commenting on the matter, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed that the suspect is currently being questioned by operatives of the command.

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