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One killed as Chelsea, Barcelona fans disagree over better club in Katsina

One killed as Chelsea, Barcelona fans disagree over better club in Katsina
January 18
18:42 2022

Idris Yusuf, 18, has been arraigned before a Katsina senior magistrate court for allegedly killing Saifullahi Abdullah over an argument about football. 

According to Punch, the 28-year-old man died after a dispute on which is the better football team between Chelsea and Barcelona degenerated into a fight between the pair on December 12, 2021, in Danja LGA of Katsina state.

The incident was reported to the Danja police station on December 20, 2021, by the victim’s father.

Yusuf, who was arraigned on Monday before the senior magistrate court, was charged with homicide in accordance with Section 190(4) of the Katsina State Penal Code Law 2021.

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While addressing the court, Lawal Bello, police prosecutor, said Abdullahi had collapsed during the fight between him and the defendant,

He added that the victim was rushed to a medical centre where he later died.

According to the first information report: “On December 18, 2021, around 3.30pm, Saifullahi Abdullahi had an argument with you, Idris Yusuf, 18, of Hayan Asibiti Quarters, Danja, over which football club is more powerful and better between Chelsea FC and Barcelona FC in the European Championship. Hence, it resulted in fighting, during which the said Saifullahi Abdullahi collapsed and became unconscious.

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“Consequently, the victim was rushed to the Danja Comprehensive Health Centre, where he was admitted and later died while receiving treatment and was certified dead by a medical doctor.”

After hearing the prayers of the prosecutor, Fadile Dikko, the magistrate, adjourned the case till March 7, 2022, for mention.

She then directed that Yusuf be remanded in the Katsina custodial centre till the next adjourned date.

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