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22-yr-old man arrested for allegedly stabbing love rival to death in Adamawa


Men of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old man identified as Muhammed Bala, of Mararaba-Madagali in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State for allegedly killing one Bakura over a lady who they both wanted to marry.

The suspect was said to have committed the offense on the 15th February, 2023 at about 9:00pm at the compound of 17-year-old girl identified as Maryam Mohammed, after a heated argument.
During his interrogation, the suspect claimed he and his rival have had series of confrontations and had warned each other to desist from seeing Maryam.

It was gathered that on the day of the incident, the duo met at the lady’s compound, and an argument then ensued. The argument degenerated into a fight and in the process, the suspect used a knife to stab the deceased who died from the injuries sustained.



Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said the suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
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