A young man identified as Kamaluddeen Musa, a 22-year-old final year student of Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education (ATBCOE), Kangere, Bauchi State, has been reportedly arrested by the Nigerian police for stabbing his best friend to death over a girl.
The suspect was said to have attacked and killed the victim, Usman Mani Tiffi, 25, on Monday, November 28, 2022.
DAILY GIST HUB gathered that both the suspect and the victim were friends and final-year students of the school.
Nigerian Tribune reports that trouble started after the duo got into an altercation over who is the real boyfriend of a fellow female student.
The deceased, a Biochemistry student, was set to graduate on Friday, December 9, 2022 before the unfortunate incident occurred.
According to an eyewitness, “On the fateful date, there was a heated argument between the two friends over who is the real boyfriend of a female student as the two of them are laying claim to her.
Late Usman then said that he has left the girl for him (Kamal) who warned that he should not be seen around the girl again or he will blame himself for whatever happens to him. We then told Usman to leave the area to avoid any problems.
Usman then went back to the room to take his belongings, as he was about to go out, we were all standing when Kamal came after him running, we didn’t know that he was holding a knife in his hand, he just rushed and stabbed him on the side three times. We subsequently rushed him to the hospital even where he was confirmed dead.
Kamal was bragging that his father is a Police Sergent and nothing will happen to him. We know him to be a drug addict. In fact, he was drunk the previous night before the incident.”