The Bauchi State Police Command has said it has arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly stabbing a 30-year-old man to death for refusing to buy him a beer.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Ahmed Walil, said that the incident happened on November 17, 2022, at a beer parlour at Bagel Village of Dass LGA in Bauchi State.
“The command arrested one Monday Ajasco, male (29), of Kafin Tafawa Bauchi on the 17th of November, 2022, following information available at the Command’s disposal about his active involvement in a homicide case.
“A discreet investigation conducted by the detectives attached to the command revealed that on November 16, 2022; at about 11.00 pm, the suspect (Monday) went to a beer parlor at Bagel village of Dass LGA; where he met Abdulrazak Ibrahim, a male (30) who is now deceased, and others drinking beer at a beer parlor in Bagel village.
“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 displeased 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 blood; while the suspect was standing near the victim holding a sharp animal horn in his hand. He also threatened to stab the victim’s friend when he asked the suspect why he did so.
“Investigation into the incident also revealed that the suspect trailed and attacked the victim on his neck; with a sharp object suspected to be an animal horn.
“As a result, he sustained a serious injury where he was swiftly rushed to the General Hospital Dass. But he was certified dead by the medical doctor,” he said.
He stated that the case would be charged to court for prosecution on completion of the investigation.