Police arrest final year student for stabbing friend to death in Bauchi


By Nasir Isa

The police in Bauchi State have arrested a student of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education, Kangere for allegedly killing a fellow student at the same school.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the State’s command spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, stated that detectives had arrested the suspect, identified as Kamaluddeen Musa, for the murder of his friend.

“On 28/11/2022 at about 1300hrs, information available to the command revealed that on the same date at about 0915hrs Kamaluddeen Musa stabbed his friend Usman Umar ‘m’ aged 25yrs-old of the same address with a sharp knife in his stomach.

“Upon arrival at the scene, the Police detectives evacuated the victim to the Specialist Hospital Bauchi where the victim was certified dead by a medical doctor, while the suspect was immediately arrested.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that both the suspect and the victim were friends and final-year students of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education Kangere Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State, ” the statement reads.

A minor quarrel reportedly burst between the two students on November 28, 2022, around 0915hrs, when the deceased bewailed that the suspect had gone on an outing without informing him.

“This led to a physical confrontation which inflicted injury to the thump finger of the suspect, in the process the suspect drew a small knife from his pocket and stabbed the deceased in his stomach and it was corroborated by the two eye-witnesses; Musa Danjuma ‘m’ aged 22yrs and Nawasi Sadi ‘m’ aged 20yrs all student of the same school. As the investigation continues to explore other facts of the case,” Wakili said.

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