Ayuba Umar, a 19-year-old boy, has been arrested by Kano state police for allegedly stabbing his friend Mustapha Hassan to death with a pair of scissors during a horse dispute.
Haruna Abdullahi, a Kano police spokesman, told reporters on Monday March 29 that the incident happened on Friday March 26 at Tudun Wuzirchi Quarters in Kano metropolis.
Hassan was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where the attending physician pronounced him dead.
“On Friday 26th of this month around 10 o’clock in the evening, we received a sad report from Tudunwuzirchi Quarters, that a 19-year old, Ayuba Umar, while riding a horse had a quarrel with his friend, Mustapha Hassan.
“Mustapha was reported to have stabbed Ayuba’s horse with scissors. The angry Ayuba jumped down, snatched the scissors and stabbed Mustapha to death.
“We took Mustapha to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the medical doctor on duty.
“The commissioner of police, CP Sama’ila Shua’aibu Dikko, has directed for the transfer of the case to the state CID for further investigation.
“The suspect will be prosecuted before a court of competent jurisdiction after thorough investigation.”