A 20-year-old cattle rustler and alleged kidnapper, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who allegedly masterminded the robbery and killing of his elder brother, Kadade, in Amana MaiKasuwa, Kaduna state, has been arrested.
Abdulahi, who was arrested alongside one Hassan Amadu, was said to have contracted a five-man gang of armed robbers. He, however, ran into trouble, three months after.
In his confession, he said;
“My father married four wives and had so many children. I don’t know what was so special about Kadade that my father would prefer him to his other children.
I was never sent to regular school but Arabic school in Kaduna. It was only Kadade who attended primary and secondary school. My father said he wanted all of us to be farmers, yet he kept calling us illiterates that cannot speak English.
How can I speak English when my father did not send me to school? I had to get married to convince him that I was old enough to handle responsibilities. As soon as I got married, my father gave me only 20 cows and two plots of land.
My brother sold some cows and made N1.7million and was making noise about it. My father was also very happy about it and asked him to keep the entire money.
We expected him to share the money. That day I was so broke and asked my father for money. He started insulting me and asked me to learn to be responsible like Kadade.
I was so bitter and I immediately called a member of our gang, Haruna and told him about the money in my house. I asked them to come and also make sure that they kill my brother.
Although I now regret my action but I thought that his death would make my father allow me to control some of his businesses. My father was devastated but I consoled him that it was Allah’s wish.
In the morning, I went to the bush to meet them and they told me that it was only N300,000 that they found with my brother. I collected N100,000 as my share since I was the one who brought the job.“