Ishaku Manaseh, a personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has been arrested by the Gombe police command.
He was nabbed for allegedly stabbing a 30-year-old man to death over an argument.
Manaseh was said to have stabbed one Mela Andrews at a drinking joint in Billiri LGA of the state.
Mahid Abubakar, police spokesman in Gombe, in a statement on Thursday, said Manaseh confessed to the crime and will be charged to court soon for prosecution.
“On 10th June, 2022, at about 12.30am, based on complaint received by the Divisional Police Headquarters, Billiri, that the above mentioned suspect who is a serving member of the Nigeria Immigration Service Billiri formation, criminally stabbed one Mela Andrawus, male, aged 30yrs, of Awai quarters, Billiri LGA, on his chest over a minor argument at a drinking joint in Billiri,” the statement reads.
“On receiving the complaint, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his team rushed to the scene where they succeeded in arresting the above suspect and took the victim to the Police clinic, Billiri, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.
“A knife was recovered as exhibit.”
The Gombe police command also said its operatives arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly strangling his wife to death in Zenge village, Kaltungo LGA of the state.
The police spokesman said the incident happened on June 2 and was reported to the command on June 12.
“On the 12th June, 2022 at about 3.30pm, a case of culpable homicide was reported at Awak Division that on the 2nd June, 2022 at about 2.00pm, the above named suspect (Babangida Mohammed), strangled his wife, one Fatsuma Babangida, and killed her,” he said.
Abubakar added that investigation into the matter is ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.