Police launch manhunt for 22-year-old over brother’s killing

The police command in Jigawa says it is hunting for a 22-year-old man, Alfred Julius, for killing his elder brother Augustine.

Mr Julius stabbed his sibling to death in the Sabuwar Takur area of Dutse.

The spokesperson for the police, Lawan Shiisu, said the suspect, a resident of Sabuwa Takur, took to his heels after he allegedly stabbed his 30-year-old brother on January 5.

The suspect was said to have stabbed his brother with a knife in multiple places during a fight, and as a result of grievous injuries sustained, the victim died while receiving treatment in the hospital.

“On January 5, 2022, at about 10:00 p.m., information was received by the police that there was a wounded victim taken to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse, who died while receiving treatment,” stated the police spokesman. “On receipt of the report, policemen swung into action and moved to the hospital. “On their arrival, it was gathered from the deceased’s father, one Julius Ochai, aged 65, of Sabuwar Takur, Dutse local government area, that on the same date at about 7:00 p.m., his two sons, Alfred Julius, 22, the suspect and his elder brother, Augustine Julius, 30, the deceased, were involved in a fight.”

He further stated that efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.

According to him, relatives of the victims are assisting the police with vital information that can lead to the suspect’s arrest. 


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