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Middle-aged man in police net over elder brother’s murder

The Bauchi Command of the Nigeria Police is currently investigating Isyaku Babale for allegedly killing his brother over an argument that ensued between them.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the suspect was arrested after his brother was confirmed dead by doctors of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi.

According to the Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, “Operatives attached to township Police Divisional headquarters have arrested one Isyaku Babale ‘m’ aged 30 years old of Anguwan Dawaki, for an alleged culpable homicide.

“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.

“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 detectives 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 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,” he said.

He noted further that the Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Mohammed, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident to unravel whether there were other motives behind the action of the suspect and be charged to court for prosecution.

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