Man stabs brother to death over firewood

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A 25-year-old man Saminu Muntari has allegedly stabbed his brother to death at Kaura village in Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

An eyewitness, Sunusi Nasiru said the suspect went to the house of his brother Murtala and stabbed him with a knife on the right side of his chest.

He said the suspect also used the same knife and stabbed him(eyewitness) in his left hand while trying to apprehend him after he stabbed the victim.

Sunusi said the victim died on the spot and the suspect fled the scene.

Police Spokesman ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

According to him, the Police on 16/04/2022 at about 1500hrs received the report from the District Head of Kwalam, that, on the same date at about 1330hrs a 31-year-old man Murtala Alhassan and his 25-year-old brother, Saminu Muntari
of Kaura village had a misunderstanding over firewood.

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He said the incident happened after the suspect went to his brother’s farmland and cut firewood without his consent.

Shiisu said later at about 1400hrs the suspect went to the house of the victim and stabbed him with a knife at the right side of his chest and he died on the spot.

He said police rushed to the scene after receiving the report and the victim was taken to Ringim General for medical attention and was certified dead by a medical doctor.

The Police spokesman said the suspect was arrested and an investigation is in progress.

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