Muhammad Ibrahim, a 19-year-old has been taken into custody after he allegedly killed his girlfriend with a knife when she demanded her money from him.
Muhammad Ibrahim, the suspect, is a resident of Sabon Layi, Kano Road, Bauchi State. It was reported that he stabbed his lover in the upper chest area in a brothel in Bayan Gari.
According to a report released to the media on Wednesday, by Ahmed Wakil, the public relations officer for the Bauchi State Police Command, the deceased girl invited him to meet her where she was.
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Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that after that, the suspect stole N400,000 from his father’s account, with which he enjoyed some “nice” time with the girl.
He said that after a while, the victim asked for the N5,000 that he, the suspect, owed her for an earlier affair. As a result, a heated disagreement broke out between them, which eventually resulted in a physical attack.
The PPRO revealed that the suspect then attacked her with a knife, injuring her seriously and causing her to scream for help. He (the suspect) then used the knife to also stab another person when people rushed to force the hotel room open.
Wakil said: “On 18th December, 2023 at about 7.00pm, detectives attached to the Operations Restore Peace, arrested one Muhammad Ibrahim, male (19) of Sabon Layi, Kano Road, Bauchi in connection with a case of gruesome murder of Emmanuella Ande.
“The arrest was made following a distress call received from a Good Samaritan that on the same date. At about 6.45pm, the accused (Muhammad Ibrahim) entered a hotel room of Happiness Garden situated at Bayan Gari where he stabbed his girlfriend, Emmanuella Ande, female, of Jos Plateau State, around her upper chest region.
“At that point, the victim screamed and the people around attempted to rescue the victim, they forcefully opened the door, where the accused additionally stabbed one Zaharaddeen Adamu, male (36) of Makera area Bauchi on his left hand. The quick intervention of police operatives saved the accused from mob action.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by the officer in charge of Operation Restore Peace swiftly swung into action, rescued the accused, and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi where she was certified dead by a medical practitioner and her corpse was deposited at the mortuary.
“Similarly, Zaharadeen was admitted and treated at the police clinic and discharged. The accused was also treated at the police clinic and discharged and is currently being investigated.”
Speaking further, he said: “During interrogation, the accused admitted the allegation against him and further confessed that he met the victim on social media, Facebook, sometime within 2023 when the victim invited him to meet her in Port Harcourt.
“Therefore, the accused stole the sum of N400,000 from his father’s account to spend a good time with his girlfriend.“The ugly incident happened when the victim demanded the sum of N5,000 which he (suspect) owed her (victim) for previous affairs they had.
“In the process, a heated argument ensued between them which led to a physical confrontation where the victim sustained a serious injury which led to her death.”
He said that the exhibit was a knife that was found on the suspect. According to the police spokesman, an investigation was underway and the suspect will subsequently face charges in court for prosecution.
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