Man Stabs Brother To Death in Jigawa

Alfred Julius, a 22-year-old male, is on the run after allegedly stabbing his elder brother to death in the Sabuwar Takur neighborhood of Dutse, Jigawa state’s capital.

A manhunt has been initiated for the suspect who fled after allegedly stabbing his 30-year elder brother, Augustine Julius, on Jan. 5, 2022, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Lawan Shiisu.

Shiisu stated;

“On Jan. 5, 2022, at about 2200hrs, information was received by the police that there was a wounded victim taken to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse, who died while receiving treatment.

“On receipt of the report, policemen swung into action and moved to the hospital.

“Same date at about 1900hrs, his two sons, Alfred Julius, 22, the suspect and his elder brother, Augustine Julius, 30, the deceased, were involved in a fight.

“That during the fight, Alfred stabbed Augustine with a knife in multiple places, as a result of which he sustained grievous injuries and died while receiving treatment.”

The victim was pronounced dead by the on-duty doctor, and a postmortem was performed on the body. Shiisu further stated that relatives of the victims are providing critical information to the police that could lead to Alfred’s arrest.

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