The Niger Police Command has confirmed the killing of one Hassan Shehu, a businessman at the Minna Kure market at Tudun-Fulani area of Bosso Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased aged 28 years was said to have been stabbed in the neck, from where he bled to death before help could reach him on Wednesday.
The deceased, a gold seller left his shop at Kure market to Tudun-Fulani as a result of an alleged call by a customer to sell some gold items to him.
The lifeless body of Shehu was then recovered from the area, following a distress call to the police.
The state Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident in a press release, saying a preliminary investigation has shown that late Shehu was stabbed to death in the neck and a case of suspected culpable homicide.
He stated that the deceased met his death, when he was invited to Tudun-Fulani by one Bashir, presently at large, to sell some gold items.
The state police image maker explained,” on Wednesday, April 12 at about 5pm, a distress call was received that a male lifeless body was found at an apartment in Tudun-Fulani area of Bosso Local Government Area, Minna”.
He said police operatives attached to Bosso Division were drafted to the scene and discovered the body.
Abiodun said, ” the said Bashir who is suspected to have stabbed the deceased was allegedly seen to have driven the victim’s vehicle with a sum of money therein away”
However, he added that the case is under investigation as effort is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspect.