July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

Police Arrest Man For Stabbing His Brother To Death In Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Isyaku Babale,30, for stabbing his elder brother to death in the Anguwan Dawaki area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, March 31, 2024, said the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to Township Police Divisional headquarters for an alleged culpable homicide.

According to the PPRO, Isyaku stabbed the deceased with a knife after an argument that ensued between them over a Cold Patch liquid popularly known as ‘Sholi’

The altercation started when the suspect asked the victim to stop taking the Sholi in their room because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid.

“The suspect was arrested following a report received by the Divisional Police Officer, Township Police Station Bauchi. Detectives from the division were drafted to the scene immediately. They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) but was certified dead by a medical doctor,” the statement read.

“Therefore, this development prompted the detectives to initiate a manhunt for the suspect. Consequently, the suspect was traced and apprehended near Kasuwan Shanu area of Bauchi metropolis.

 “Preliminary investigations conducted by the detectives attached revealed that the suspect used a knife and stabbed his biological elder brother on the 31st March 2024 at about 0400hrs after an argument that ensued between them.

“The altercation started when the younger brother (suspect) asked his elder brother (victim) to stop taking Cold Patch liquid popularly known as ‘Sholi’ in their room because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid.

“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 the suspect and the victim used to engage in fighting with involving dangerous weapons against each other.

 “The Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed, psc, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident to unravel more motives behind the action of the suspect and be charged to court for prosecution.”


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