A 30-year-old woman, Hassatu Isah, has been apprehended by the Katsina State Police Command for allegedly defrauding a man of N1.9m and plotting to poison him.
Rabiu Haruna, 30, however, survived the plots and alerted the police, who arrested Isah and her accomplice.
The Katsina State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba, described the suspect as a ritual killer and kidnapper. The police commissioner revealed that Isah extorted N1.9m from Haruna promising to prepare powerful spiritual charms for him.
Having failed to deliver the charms, she was said to have moved to eliminate Haruna, who demanded a refund. The CP said, “But nemesis caught up with her, when she could not deliver the spiritual charms to the victim, who demanded a refund. She then planned to kill him by hiring a killer, one Babangida Dalha, 30 years, of Jibia, whom she contracted with N50,000 for the job.
“In the course of investigation, the suspects were arrested and they confessed to have administered poison with intent to kill the victim which failed.” Isah told Northern City News that Haruna engaged her to prepare charms that could make him invisible at will, but the victim denied that the money was for preparation of the charms. I gave her the money for purchase of land after she treated my wife’s illness,” Haruna claimed.
The police commissioner said Hassatu and her accomplice would be prosecuted after investigation.