Borno Police have revealed they have arrested a 13-year-old boy identified as Abdullahi Sanusi for the alleged murder of a 19-year-old man for refusing to pay for sugar cane.
Police further revealed that on Wednesday the victim ‘forcibly’ took the suspect’s sugar cane without payment, and when the former asked for money he began beating him.
According to police, the suspect used the knife he used to cut sugar cane to stab the neck of the victim, identified as Mohammed Abdullahi.
In a press briefing on Friday, Abdul Umar, Borno Police Commissioner, said the victim died at Maiduguri University Hospital (UMTH).
“On the same day (01/19/2022) at around 5:00 p.m., a 13-year-old Abdullahi Sanusi ‘m’ at the same address used a sharp knife he used to cut sugar cane and stabbed a certain Mohammed Abdullahi ‘m ’19 on his neck in Mallawan in the Gidan Dambe region,” the commissioner said.
“As a result, the victim was seriously injured. He was rushed to UMTH for treatment, but died later on the same date.
“The suspect alleged that the deceased took his candy cane forcefully and refused to pay and when the suspect demanded his money, the deceased began beating him which caused the suspect to stab the victim with a knife.”
In another development, Umar also confirmed the arrest of Ahmad Umar Goni, an SS2 student at Elkenemy College of Islamic Theology, for allegedly using a razor blade to slit the neck of Jubril Sadi Mato, a JSS1 student at the school.