Tosin allegedly shot Shuaib after secretly withdrawing N300,000 from Shuaib’s bank account without his consent. It was gathered that Shuaib had entrusted Tosin with his ATM card when he fell ill.
The suspect was said to have initially withdrawn money for the use of the father of two. However, it was said that he started taking money in bits from the account for his own use until he withdrew up to N300,000.
Shuaib was said to have chided him for the action.
The inspector was reportedly defecating when Tosin shot him dead with an AK-47 rifle and buried him at the back of a police barracks.
The victim’s sister, Mrs. Sherifat Hammed, was said to have reported to the Osi Police Station on May 10, 2016, that Shuaib had been missing since May 6.
Mrs Hammed said she suspected Tosin because her elder brother informed her when he was sick that he had entrusted his UBA ATM card to the suspect to help him in withdrawing money.
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, said when the matter was brought to his attention he ensured that discreet investigation was conducted, adding that the suspect was arrested.
According to him, the corporal confessed to the crime and was dismissed.
According to Punch, the corporal was made to face an orderly-room trial for leaving his place of duty and for discreditable conduct and was found guilty.
The CP said, “We do not condone crime. We go after anyone including members of the Force who go out of their way to commit crime. We will investigate and prosecute them if found culpable and ensure we gain conviction. This particular dastardly act will not be an exception.”
The heartless Tosin was arraigned on Tuesday before a magistrate’s court in Ilorin.
But people are wondering why police took such a serious case to Magistrate court:
The magistrate, Nurudeen Adeyanju, did not take the plea of the accused, as his court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter since it was a murder charge.
He added that it should be handled by the high court. He, however, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Federal Prison, Mandalla.
The case has now been adjourned to June 21, 2016.
Meanwhile, late Shuaib’s wife, Mosunmola , 47, of Ife, Olukotun, in the Yagba East of Kogi State, said the death of her husband by someone he trusted was devastating to the family.
She stated that their children, Kudirat, 23, and Sadiat, 20, had been traumatised by the calamity. She said she and are family are hopeful that justice would be done.