N1,500 Debt Leads Man To Stab Friend To Death In Yola


A man in Yola, Adamawa State has lost his life in the hands of his friend, who borrowed money from him but refused to pay back.

It is reported that one Aliyu Hammanseyo, of Mubi North Local Government Area in Adamawa State stabbed his friend, Bilham Babangida, on his chest with a knife when he went to ask to be refunded his money.

Aliyu, who is currently in prison custody, pleaded guilty to the murder charge before the Chief Magistrate Court 1 sitting in Yola.

The Court ordered the remand of the defendant after he was arraigned on Monday, June 20 for the alleged offence which contravened section 191 of the Penal Code law.

Aliyu of Sabon Layi Area in Mubi North LGA, admitted stabbing the deceased with a knife on the chest which lead to his death on June 7.

The defendant allegedly owed the deceased the said amount of money, and when the deceased noticed that he had money, he demanded a refund of his money.

When arraigned before the Court by the Prosecutor, ASP Francis Audu, Aliyu pleaded guilty after which the prosecutor, urged the Court to adjourn the matter.

ASP Francis, stated that the offence is capital in nature and that the police should be given time to complete the investigation and transmit the case file to DPP for legal advice.

Chief Magistrate Muhammed Abubakar, who presided over the case, adjourned the case to July 14 and ordered that Aliyu be remanded in lawful custody till the next hearing.


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