The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 29-year old man for allegedly stabbing a 30-year-old man to death for refusing to buy him beer.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ahmed Walil revealed that the incident occurred on November 17, 2022 at a beer parlour at Bagel Village of Dass LGA in Bauchi State.
The suspect who goes by the name Monday Ajasco was arrested after a distress call was placed to the command about his involvement in a homicide case.
According to the police, Ajasco had visited a beer parlor at Bagel village of Dass LGA where he met the now deceased Abdulrazak Ibrahim and others drinking beer.
The suspect asked Ibrahim to buy him beer but the latter refused which led to a little altercation between them.
They both left for their homes, however, the deceased friend heard him screaming from afar off and ran to the scene where he met him lying in his pool of blood.
The PPRO said, “He (the suspect) asked Abdulrazak (deceased) to buy him a beer to drink. In response, the deceased refused to do so.
“This development sparked a little altercation between them which displeased the suspect. After a while, they decided to leave the beer parlor and go to their homes while the victim left before them.
“The deceased’s friend heard screaming from his friend from afar. On reaching the scene, he met his friend lying in a pool of his blood while the suspect was standing near the victim holding a sharp animal horn in his hand. He also threatened to stab the victim’s friend when he asked the suspect why he did so.
“Investigation into the incident also revealed that the suspect trailed and attacked the victim on his neck with a sharp object suspected to be an animal horn.
“As a result, he sustained a serious injury where he was swiftly rushed to the General Hospital Dass but was certified dead by the medical doctor.”
He stated that the case would be charged to court for prosecution on completion of the investigation.