The police in Adamawa State has arrested a 22-year-old tailor, Muhammed Bala, for allegedly stabbing a rival, identified only as Bakura, to death.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that the suspect, who hails from Mararaba in Madagali Local Government Area of the state, killed the deceased while they two of them were exchanging words and blows over a lady the two of them were dating.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, told newsmen on Tuesday that Muhammed killed the deceased on February 15, at the compound of the 17-year-old girl who is identified as Maryam Mohammed.
READ ALSO: We’ve Arrested 793 Suspects In A Year – FCT NDLEA
According to the suspect, he had proposed to marry after dating her for three years but was surprised to see Bakura in the picture.
He admitted stabbing the deceased by the neck over his 17-year-old lover.
The police told newsmen that Bakura himself had insisted that the teenage girl was his and had warned Muhammed to keep away from her.
The stage was thus set when they both met at the girl’s place on the fateful February 15 and began the fight when Muhammed allegedly used a knife in his possession to stab Bakura who slumped and died instantly.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, assured that the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.