Man Arrested For Stabbing Brother To Death In Bauchi

Operatives attached to Township Police Divisional headquarters have arrested Isyaku Babale, aged 30 years old of Anguwan Dawaki, for an alleged culpable homicide.

According to a press release on Sunday, 31st March 2024 signed by the Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said that 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, SP Wakil said.

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

The statement read, “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 became furious with each other and began fighting.

“Shortly after 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 dangerous weapons against each other.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed 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.