The Bauchi State Police Command arrested an 18-year-old man, identified as Kabiru Ahmed, for allegedly stabbing Hamza Usman, 23 to death over a girlfriend.
DSP Ahmed Wakil, who is the Public Relations Officer in Bauchi state disclosed via a statement on Friday night that a good Samaritan reported the incident to the police.
Wakil stated, “On November 11, 2020, about 9.45 pm, a distress call was received from a good Samaritan that one Hamza Usman (23) of Anguwar Mahaukata, Bauchi went to the house of his girlfriend by the name Ramlat Shehu (not real name), 15, of the same address. He was attacked and stabbed in his chest by one Kabiru Ahmed, 18, of Karofi.
“As a result of the bleeding, he was rushed to the hospital for medical examination. There, a doctor certified him dead. On receipt of the information, a team of policemen was drafted to the scene and the principal suspect, Kabiru Ahmed, was arrested.”
Wakil explained that during the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned one Abdul aka Walplay and Waleed aka Bandi, as his accomplices, adding that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.
He added that the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to the Special Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.