A 19-year-old resident of Sabon-Layi, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis, Mohammed Ibrahim, has stabbed his girlfriend, Emmanuella Ande, to death after an altercation between them.
It was gathered that before the incident, Mohammed had stolen about N400,000 from his father to spend on Emannuella, a native of Plateau State, after they made arrangements to meet in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mohammed, who is now in police custody, connected with the deceased on social media before they finally hooked up at Happiness Garden, Bayan-Gari, Bauchi.
The state police Command public relations officer, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the accused also stabbed one Zaharadeen Adamu,36, after he joined other close by people in an attempt to rescue Emmanuella.
“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 dead.
“He stabbed his girlfriend Emmanuella Ande ‘f’ 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 ‘m’ age 36yrs of Makera area of Bauchi on his left hand, the intervention of the police operatives saved the accused from mob action.
“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 (ATBUTH), Bauchi where she was certified dead by a medical practitioner and the corpse was deposited in the mortuary.
“Similarly, Zaharadeen was admitted and treated at the Police Clinic. He has been discharged. However, the accused was also treated at the Police Clinic. He was discharged and is currently being investigated,” he said.
Wakil said a knife was recovered from Mohammed, adding that the investigation is ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged in court upon the completion of the investigation.