BAUCHI: Man stabs brother to death over toxic drink

One Isyaku Babale has allegedly stabbed his brother to death in Bauchi state, the police in the north east State have said.

30-year-old Babale of Anguwan Dawaki in Bauchi Metropolis has since been arrested by the police in the state.

The spokesperson for the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Bauchi.

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He said the suspect was apprehended after the Divisional Police Officer, Township Police Station, Bauchi, received a report and detectives from the division were promptly dispatched to the scene.

According to Wakil, trouble began after altercation ensued when the younger brother (suspect) told his elder brother (victim) to stop taking cold patch liquid, popularly known as ‘Sholi’, in their room because of the pungent odour of the liquid.

He disclosed that the suspect stabbed the deceased with a knife during a fight that broke out due to the altercation.

He said “They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital 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 March 31, 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 the stomach.

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

Wakil said the 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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