Bauchi man Isyaku Babale arrested for stabbing elder brother to death

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A suspect arrested by police

By Ahmed Kaigama

A 30-year-old man, Isyaku Babale has been arrested in Kasuwan Shanu area of the Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State for stabbing his elder brother to death after a fight between them.

Babale reportedly stabbed his brother to death in their residence Anguwan Dawaki in the Bauchi Metropolis for cautioning him to stop taking cold Patch liquid popularly known as ‘Sholi’ in their room because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid.

He thereafter ran to Kasunwan Shanu area where he was arrested, the spokesperson for Bauchi Police Command SP Ahmed Wakil, said in a statement on Sunday.

Wakil said the suspect was arrested following a report received by the Divisional Police Officer, Township Police Station, Bauchi, and detectives from the division were drafted to the scene immediately.

“They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) but he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

“The development prompted the detectives to initiate a manhunt for the suspect, who was apprehended near Kasuwan Shanu area of Bauchi metropolis.

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“Preliminary investigations conducted by the detectives revealed that the suspect used a knife and stabbed his elder brother on the 31st March 2024 at about 0400hrs after an argument between them,” he said

Wakil added that 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 a 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 men were always fighting using dangerous weapons,” he said.

The Bauchi Police Command spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident to unravel more motives behind the action of the suspect before prosecution.


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