Man stabbed to death over firewood

Teenager jailed for stealing

25 year old Saminu Muntari have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a farmer to death over firewood.


Police spokesman – ASP lawn stated that the deceased had earlier confronted Saminu on entering his farm to fetch firewood.


He said that Muntari later went to the residence of the deceased and stabbed him with a knife for challenging him over cutting firewood from his farm.


It was reported that the victim died on the spot and was confirmed by a doctor in a hospital dead.


His remains were sent to his family for proper burial.


Here is what ASP said: “On April 16, the District Head of Kwalam Village in Taura Local Government Area informed the police that one Murtala Alhassan of Kaura Village noticed that one Saminu Muntari trespassed into his farmland and cut firewood.


“That Alhassan enquired from Muntari why he cut firewood from his farm without his consent.


“Later in the day, Muntari went to the house of Alhassan and stabbed him with a knife on the right side of his chest as a result of which he died on the spot.


“Muntari also stabbed an eyewitness, Sunusi Nasiru, on his left hand for attempting to apprehend him,’’ the police spokesman stated.



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