Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaMiddle Age Man Kills Brother In Bauchi

A 30-year-old resident of Anguwan Dawaki in the Bauchi metropolis has been arrested by the Police for allegedly stabbing his older brother to death after an argument that ensued between them

It was gathered that on Sunday, March 31, 2024, the two brothers argued when the suspect asked the victim to stop taking Cold Patch Liquid popularly known as ‘Sholi’ in their room because of the unpleasant odor of the liquid. Both of them became furious at each other and began fighting.

Shortly after, the suspect ran and picked a sharp object suspected to be a knife and stabbed the victim in his stomach.

Investigations revealed that both the suspect and the victim used to engage in fighting using dangerous weapons against each other for some time.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bauchi State Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil in a statement on Monday, said the suspect was arrested following a report received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO, Township Police Station Bauchi.

The statement reads in part: “They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) but he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

“The development prompted the detectives to initiate a manhunt for the suspect, who was apprehended near the Kasuwan Shanu area of the Bauchi metropolis.

“Preliminary investigations conducted by the detectives revealed that the suspect used a knife and stabbed his elder brother on the 31st March 2024 at about 0400hrs after an argument between them.

“Both of them became furious with each other and began fighting. Shortly after mediation, the suspect ran and picked a sharp object, suspected to be a knife, and stabbed the victim in his stomach.

“Further investigations revealed that both men were always fighting using dangerous weapons.”

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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