Detectives attached to the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a final year student of the Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere, who stabbed his friend to death.
According to a witness who spoke to the Nigerian Tribune, the deceased, Usman Umar, also a final year student of the same school, was stabbed by the suspect, Kamaluddeen Musa, over a girlfriend.
The witness also claimed that the suspect bragged that his father is Police Sergent and nothing will happen to him.
However, spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, November 30, said a ‘little altercation broke out between them when the deceased bewailed that the suspect went on an outing without notifying him”
“Detectives attached to the Command have arrested Kamaluddeen Musa ‘m’ 22yrs-old, a student of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere-Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State for killing his friend and a fellow student of the same school,” the statement read.
“On 28/11/2022 at about 1300hrs, information available to the Command revealed that on the same date at about 0915hrs Kamaluddeen Musa stabbed his friend, Usman Umar ‘m’ aged 25yrs-old of the same address with a sharp knife in his stomach,”
“Upon arrival at the scene, the Police detectives evacuated the victim to the Specialist Hospital Bauchi where the victim was certified dead by a medical doctor, while the suspect was immediately arrested
“Preliminary investigation revealed that both the suspect and the victim were friends and final-year students of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State.
“That on the 28th November 2022 at about 0915hrs, a little altercation broke out between them when the deceased bewailed that the suspect went on an outing without notifying the deceased.
“This led to a physical confrontation which inflicted injury to the thumb finger of the suspect, in the process the suspect drew a small knife from his pocket and stabbed the deceased in his stomach. It was corroborated by the two eye-witnesses; Musa Danjuma ‘m’ aged 22yrs and Nawasi Sadi ‘m’ aged 20yrs, all students of the same school. Investigation continues to explore other facts of the case.”