Man stabs friend to death over sewing machine in Bauchi

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A 20-year old man, Sadique Ahmed, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing his friend to death for taking his sewing machine without permission.

It was learnt that Ahmed, a tailor, stabbed his friend and fellow tailor, Babangida Umar, 20, in the neck because the deceased took his sewing machine without his permission.

Northern City News gathered that the incident occurred at the Zango area within the Bauchi metropolis.

The father of the deceased, Umar Mohammed, told journalists in Bauchi on Sunday, that he was at the market square when one of his children broke the sad news to him.

Mohammed said, “I was sitting with my friends at the market after the Sahur prayers on Saturday, when the younger brother to the deceased ran to meet me and told me that I should come home because Sara Suka (political thugs) had killed Babangida.

“On my way home, I met some people carrying him to the hospital; so, we stopped a tricycle and we rushed him to the hospital. But I believe at that time he had died.

“Honestly, I was not happy at all; I was very sad when I heard the news. My mind was really troubled but I accept it as destiny.

“The boy, who committed this act, is my son’s friend until a misunderstanding happened between them.”

The mother of the deceased, Fatima, narrated how she had gone to the suspect’s family residence to apologise to him over her late son’s action without knowing that the suspect had already murdered him.

She explained that when she met the suspect, “He told me that he had addressed my son to the extent that he would not try what he did again, even if he was asked to do it.

“I didn’t know that he had killed my son already. I saw a lady, who witnessed the killing of my son crying, and she told me that my son had been killed.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Abubabakar, confirmed the incident to Northern City News, adding that the incident occurred on January 5, 2019.

He said three suspects, including the prime suspect, had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Others arrested in connection with the crime are Mamman Adamu (25) and Adamu Isa (18).

Abubakar said police investigations into the crime were ongoing.

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