Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos state police
command are currently investigating three security guards suspected to
have attacked, robbed and murdered their boss right inside his office at
Eleko area of Lagos state.
The suspects identified as Usman Mohamed, 27; Umaru Adamu, 35; and
Mohamed (currently at large) worked as security guards in Trans Africa
Farms and Food Company; owned by an Indian national.
According to reports, Usman Mohamed, Umaru Adamu, Mohamed (surname
unknown) and one other person called Umoru, were employed by the company
as security contract staff on January 25,
Crime Guard gathered that on February 11, 2015, Usman Mohamed and
Mohamed complained to Adamu Umaru who introduced them to the company,
that the company had not paid their salary. Adamu reportedly advised the
duo to take their complaint to the Operational Manager, Mr Srivastava
THE ATTACK ON THEIR BOSS
It was learnt that
at about 3:30am, Usman Mohamed and Mohamed broke into the office of the
Operational Manager while he was asleep. They allegedly attacked him,
slit his throat, stabbed him in his abdomen, stole a brief case and
absconded. Luckily, the victim was able to call the Director of the
company to alert him of the attack before he collapsed.
It was gathered that the Director called the Supervisor to check on
the victim after the call. Reports said when the Supervisor got there
few minutes after 4am, he found him in the pool of his own blood.
Immediately, he arranged for the victim to be taken to the General
hospital, Apodo and the next morning, he was rushed to St. Nicholas
hospital on the island where he, unfortunately, died three days later on
February 14, 2015.
ARREST OF GUARANTORS
Meanwhile, when the
Supervisor noticed that the suspected perpetrators of the act had
disappeared, he arrested their guarantors. Initially, they denied being
their guarantors but admitted that they know only one of the suspects,
One of the guarantors identified simply as Ali said that he was from
the same village in Kebbi State with Usman. So, he was told to alert
his family members and relatives that he has been arrested by operatives
of the Special Anti-robbery Squad for a crime committed by Usman.
He pleaded with them to arrest Usman if he comes to their village.
Luckily , Usman was apprehended in Kebbi state by SARS operatives and
bundled back to Lagos. During preliminary investigation, he confessed
that it was Adamu that advised them to carry out the onslaught on the
Operation Manager after they complained to him that they have not been
Confessing to the crime, Usman Mohamed, 27, said;
“I am from Kebbi state. Before I came to
Lagos last year, I was a farmer. I decided to come to Lagos because each
time people from Lagos returned home, they looked good. It was Adamu
that took me to the company where I was employed as a security guard. I
was placed on N17,000 monthly salary. Sometime ago, Mohamed and I went
to Umaru to complain that we had not been paid. He advised us to meet
the Operations Manager and demand for our salary. He also said that if
we get there and he refused to pay us, we should take any action we
HOW HE WAS KILLED
“When we got there, Mohamed ordered me to
stay at the door while he went inside, locked the door and attacked the
victim. I didn’t know he had a knife with him. I was stationed at the
door when I heard the victim screaming, calling for help. Later, Mohamed
opened the door, came out with a brief case he took from the victim’s
apartment and gave me N10, 000 He told me he was going to settle Oga
Adamu. Sincerely, I don’t know the content of the brief case but I
wasn’t happy with the N10, 000 he gave to me.
WASHING OFF BLOODSTAINS
“That night I saw Mohamed washing himself
with water from a well within the compound. When I pointed torch at
him, I saw fresh blood stains all over his clothe and body. That was
when I asked him why he killed the victim, he then advised me to escape.
Before we went to attack the victim, Umaru gave Mohamed some charms to
enable him carry out the operation successfully. That is why he is
currently at large.”
SECOND SUSPECT SPEAKS
In his defence, Adamu Umaru, 35, from Bornu state told Crime Guard;
“There was no time I advised Usman
Mohamed and Mohamed to attack and kill the victim. I wasn’t aware that
they attacked him. I didn’t prepare charms for Mohamed who is currently
at large I knew nothing about the attack till I received a call from the
Chief Security Officer that one of the Managers hasd been attacked by
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Recounting how it all started Adamu continued;
“The Chief Security Officer of the
company, early this year asked me to assist him get four security guards
for employment. So, I got three persons including myself. I brought
Umoru, Mohamed and Usman. I knew three of them here in Lagos but I
didn’t know their home towns.
Sometime ago, Usman Mohamed and Mohamed
complained to me that they were yet to receive their salary.
Immediately, I called the CSO who is in-charge of paying our salary.
After the call, I pleaded with them to exercise patience; that the CSO
would bring their money. But that same night, they attacked the
Operations Manager. I do two security jobs. I work as a night security
at Best time hotel owned by one Alhaji while I work as a day security in
Trans Africa farms and Food Company.”