Police arrest man for stabbing his friend to death over phone in Niger State

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 
-The Niger State Police Command has arrested one Mohammed Isah, for allegedly killing his friend, Nurudeen Nuhu, over a mobile phone.

 It was gathered that Isah allegedly stabbed Nurudeen with a knife in the stomach during a fight in the abattoir area of Kwata Tayi village, a suburbs of Minna on Saturday morning, June 29, 2024. 

Nurudeen immediately collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead.

The spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident to journalists.  

“It was reported at GRA Division that there was a fight between one Mohammed Isah of Angwan-Biri and Nurudeen Nuhu of Angwan-Daji at Abattoir area, Kwata Tayi village over a handset issue,” the PPRO said.

“During the fight, Mohammed Isah allegedly stabbed Nurudeen with a knife in the stomach. Police operatives attached to the Division moved to the scene and rushed the victim to the Gen. Hospital where he gave up the ghost and was confirmed dead

"Mohammed Isah was arrested and a preliminary investigation is ongoing. He will soon be transferred to SCID for further investigation and prosecution.”

The PPRO, however, said monitoring continued as police patrol teams have been stationed in the area to restore normalcy in case of reprisal moves in the area notorious for youth restiveness. 

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