A 20-year-old man, Halifa Hamza, has stabbed his elder brother, Usman Hamza, to death with a pair of scissors in Kurna community in Dala LGA of Kano of Kano State.
According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday after an argument erupted between the brothers.
Although residents of the area said the man was killed over a fight on a cat, their father cleared the air in an interview with Freedom Radio.
Alhaji Hamza said it was not true that they fought because of a cat, but that it was as a result of the younger brother wearing the shirt and trousers of his elder brother.
He said, “The elder brother that was killed (Usman) collected my motorcycle to go and inform his friends that we had organised Iftar for people so that they could come and eat. When he came back, he saw his younger brother with his shirt and trousers. He then asked why he did that, and from there a fight started.
“The younger one entered the house and brought a pair of scissors and stabbed the older brother on his chest and he died there.”
Halifa’s friend, who pleaded anonymity, said immediately the incident happened, he left the house and ran away.
When contacted, the state’s police spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying investigation was ongoing.