Police operatives in Bauchi State have arrested a 29-year-old man, identified as Monday Ajasco, for allegedly st@bbing his friend, Abdulrazak Ibrahim, 30, to de@th for refusing to buy him a bottle of beer.
The suspect was said to have st@bbed the deceased on the neck with a sharp animal horn at a beer parlor in Bagel village on Wednesday night, November 16.
The command’s spokesperson, Ahmed Wakil, in a statement on Monday, November 28, said Ajasco was arrested on November 17, following a tip-off.
“A discreet investigation conducted by the detectives attached to the command revealed that on the 16th November 2022 at about 2300hrs, the suspect went to a beer parlor at Bagel village of Dass LGA where he met Abdulrazak and others drinking beer at a beer parlor.
He (the suspect) asked the said Abdulrazak (deceased) to buy him a beer to drink. In response, the deceased refused to do so.
This development sparked a little altercation between them which displeases the suspect. After a while, they decided to leave the beer parlor and go to their homes while the victim left before them.
The deceased’s friend heard screaming from his friend from afar. On reaching the scene, he met his friend lying in a pool of his bl@@d while the suspect was standing near the victim holding a sharp animal horn in his hand. He also thre@tened to st@b the victim’s friend when he asked the suspect why he did so.
Investigation into the incident also revealed that the suspect trailed and att@cked the victim on his neck with a sharp object suspected to be an animal horn. As a result, he sustained a serious inj¥ry where he was swiftly rushed to the General Hospital Dass but was certified de@d by the medical doctor,” the statement reads.