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Police arrest man for ‘stabbing his brother to death’ in Bauchi

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The Bauchi police command says it has arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Isyaku Babale, for allegedly stabbing his brother to death in Anguwan Dawaki area of the state.

In a statement on Sunday, Ahmed Wakil, the command’s spokesperson, said the arrest came after the division received the report of the incident.

Wakil explained that the altercation began when the suspect asked the victim to stop taking cold patch liquid (popularly known as sholi) in their room because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid, which led to the suspect stabbing the victim in the belly.

He added that the victim, who was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), was confirmed dead by the doctor upon arrival.

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The spokesperson added that Auwal Musa, the commissioner of police in the state, has ordered an independent investigation into the incident to uncover more motives behind the action of the suspect before prosecution.

“They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) but he was certified dead by a medical doctor,” Wakil said.

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

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“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 p.m. after an argument between them.

“Both of them became furious with each other and began fighting. Shortly after a 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.”

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