Ramadan: 18-year-old kills friend on their way to break fast in Bauchi

One Khalid Ibrahim has allegedly been killed by his friend in Toro LGA of Bauchi State, the police in the north east state have said

The 25-year-old was said to have been stabbed to death by the suspect, Usman Ibrahim, while they were on their way to break fast at a mosque in the area on Tuesday, March 26.

The young men were said to be walking towards a JIBWIS Mosque in the town to break the fast when an altercation ensued among a group of young men including the deceased which later degenerated into a free for all.

The deceased was caught unawares by his attacker who was alleged to have removed a sharp object and stabbed him in the neck while others fled the scene of the incident.

The Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident.

He said “The command received a report of culpable homicide from Gumau outstation that two people, Khalid Ibrahim, (25) and Usman Ibrahim, (18) all of Magama-Gumau town in Toro LGA of Bauchi State engaged in a fight.”

Wakil explained, “The two of them engaged in a fight and as a result of which Usman Ibrahim used a sharp knife against Khalid Ibrahim causing a serious injury to his body. As soon as we received the report, the command under the able leadership of the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed, gave directives to the DPO, Toro Division to move immediately to the scene.

“The victim was immediately evacuated and rushed to the General Hospital, Toro for medical attention. However, on reaching the hospital, he was certified dead by a medical doctor. His corpse was released to his family for burial according to Islamic rites.”

The PPRO said the police commissioner had directed the DPO, Toro Division, to commence unbiased investigations to unravel the circumstances that led to the development, adding that the result of the investigation will be made public.

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