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Two local hunters in Adamawa State have confessed to paying a third person the sum of N400,000 to kill a neighbour.
The hunters say the plot to kill the neighbour was out of bitter envy.
The two made the confession while being held in detention by operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command who arrested them as well as the man they paid to carry out the killing.
All the people involved in the crime are residents of Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
A statement sent to newsmen by the Adamawa Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, named those arrested for the offence as Yohanna Gayus, 45; Maxwell Hamajoda, 38; both local hunters and residents of Detti village in Sugu district who allegedly hired one Abdullahi Musa, 29, for the job.
The suspects allegedly confessed to having hired the hitman and paid him the sum of N400, 000 to abduct and kill one 28-year-old Lawal Emmanuel, a farmer who is also their neighbour and who the suspects allegedly complained against.
The suspects said they plotted to kill their neighbour because he works so hard and lives so much better than them.
The police statement said the operatives attached to Ganye Police Division arrested the suspects on Monday, 24th January.
According to the statement, the suspects had during interrogation confessed to having offered N400,000 to Abdullahi Musa to carry out the job.
The statement commended the police operatives for the measures taken towards protecting the life of an innocent man and in preventing the suspects from committing their intended crime.