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Man stabs brother to death in Bauchi

A 30-year-old man, Isyaku Babale, has allegedly stabbed his elder brother to death at Anguwan Dawaki in Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Wakil said Babale has been arrested by police operatives.

He said the suspect was arrested following a report received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Township Police Station in Bauchi who deployed detectives from the division to the scene of the incident.

The police spokesman added: “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 Kasuwan Shanu area of 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 4 a.m. after an argument between them.”

Wakil noted that the altercation started when Babale asked his elder brother to stop taking Cold Patch liquid popularly known as ‘Sholi’ in their room because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid.

He said: “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.”

Wakil added that the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident to unravel more motives behind the action of the suspect before prosecution.

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