A 40-year-old man Abdulrahman Sani was stabbed to death in Daura, Katsina State. Sani was killed on his way home shortly after visiting his lover. Although the suspect has been arrested by the police, the motive for the attack has not been revealed.
The deceased, who lived in the Kwari Quarters in Daura, was said to have paid his lover, Amina Suleiman, a visit at her home in the Kurunbai Quarters but was hacked to death by a man who was lurking in the shadows shortly after his companion saw him off.
It was gathered, that Suleiman, who witnessed the incident from her home, informed the police that she saw one barber, Sani Salisu (28), committing the crime. The case has been transferred to the Katsina Police Headquarters for further investigation.
The suspect was charged with culpable homicide, which the police said violated Section 221 of the Penal Code. This was contained in the Police First Information Report on the incident read in court on Friday.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court that investigation into the case was ongoing and requested that the matter is adjourned till January 22, 2019.
The presiding Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted the request and subsequently adjourned the case till January 22, 2019, and ruled that the suspect is remanded in prison custody.