One Festus Stephen is standing trial before an Adamawa State High Court 2, for allegedly killing his friend over an iPhone.
Naija News understands that the suspect murdered his friend, Abbas Mohammed Gudus after they had both consumed drugs at their usual chamber.
Stephen in his confession before the court judge, Justice Helen Hammajoda, said he first met Gudus in 2011, and since then, they became friends. He narrated further that they both went out on October 27, 2018, to get some food around Mubi area when the incident happened.
Stephen told the court that his friend had agreed to go get foot while he (Stephen) went another way to buy codeine syrup for consumption.
Explaining while he killed Gudus, the suspect confessed that he had bought an iPhone from his friend at the cost of N40,000, and paid the money, but that Gudus refused to give it to him. According to him, some minutes after taking their codeine syrup, Gudus brought out the iPhone from his pocket to make a call. While he was making the call, he (Stephen) brought out a knife and stabbed him on his neck.
He said he picked up the phone, dipped his hands in the pocket of the deceased, took a cigarette packet, boarded a tricycle, and went his way while Gudus bleed to death.
Naija News understands that the suspect is now facing trial on two counts, bordering on robbery, contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) (b) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act cap R11 laws of the Federation, 2004.
Delivering his judgement, Justice Hammajoda adjourned the case to the 24th of February, 2021.
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