A 25-year old man, Hamisu Ibrahim, was on Tuesday, allegedly stabbed to death by a sugarcane seller in Onitsha, Anambra state.
The deceased, also a sugarcane hawker was reportedly killed during a fight with the suspect, Jubrin Mohammed along Onitsha-Enugu expressway of the commercial city.
It was gathered that the brawl followed a sharp disagreement between the duo, said to hail from the same state.
An eye witness who gave his name as Obiora, said efforts to separate them were unsuccessful as the suspect suddenly drew a knife which he stabbed the deceased with.
“He was immediately rushed to the hospital but gave up on the way,” he added.
When contacted, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect has been arrested.
He said, “At about 10:am there was a report at Awada Police Station that one Jubrin Mohammed ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jigawa State and a sugar cane seller allegedly stabbed and killed one Hamisu Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 25yrs, also a sugar cane seller from same state during a fight along Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Onitsha.
“Scene of crime was visited by Police detectives attached to Awada Division and suspect arrested.
“Victim was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor while relatives of the deceased declined autopsy on religious ground.
“Photograph was taken and corpse released to relatives as requested for burial according to Islamic rites.”
Mohammed added that the Commissioner of Police, John Abang had ordered for the transfer of the case to the State CID for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be charged. The Nation