The police have launched a manhunt on a 22-year-old man identified as Alfred Julius for allegedly stabbing his elder brother to death in Sabuwar Takur area of Dutse, Jigawa state's capital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Lawan Shiisu confirmed that the suspect took to his heels after allegedly stabbing his 30-year older brother, identified as Augustine Julius, on Jan. 5, 2022.
“On Jan. 5, 2022, at about 2200hrs, information was received by the police that there was a wounded victim taken to Rashid Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse, who died while receiving treatment.
“On receipt of the report, policemen swung into action and moved to the hospital.
"Same date at about 1900hrs, his two sons, Alfred Julius, 22, the suspect and his elder brother, Augustine Julius, 30, the deceased, were involved in a fight.
“That during the fight, Alfred stabbed Augustine with a knife in multiple places, as a result of which he sustained grievous injuries and died while receiving treatment."
The doctor on duty confirmed the victim dead and a postmortem was conducted on the body. Shiisu also said relatives of the victims are assisting the police with vital information that can lead to Alfred’s arrest.