38-year old, Kelfari Jediel from Adamawa state has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 20-year old cousin to death over N150.
It was gathered that the suspect and his cousin, Parambiu Alexander were at the Fotta community in Gombi Local Government area for a jo, upon the completion of the job they were paid and had to share the money amongst themselves.
The sharing of the money allegedly turned into a fight and Kelfari, a father of two murdered Parambiu during the brawl over N150 balance.
According to the suspect, Parambiu kept insisting that he must give him the money. His refusal to give him the money led to a quarrel between them.
He explained that a woman heard them fighting over the balance and settled the matter by giving Parambiu the sum of N150.
Kelfari further stated that after the woman left, the deceased insisted that the original N150 balance must be given to him, as the money the woman gave him was a gift and not the balance.
In his words,
“We were engaged in a successful plaster job on April 14, this year, after which we were paid money, after sharing it, there was a balance of N150 which I supposed to give Alex but I didn’t because I am his elder.
“At a point, a neighbor heard our counter-accusations over the balance and decided to intervene, she came to us and gave Alex N150 for peace to reign but when the woman left, Alex again resumed his initial demands saying the N150 the woman gave him was a gift, not the balance.
“I went in to inform his mother who advised that I should seek Police intervention. As I was coming out, Alex accosted me insisting on having the N150 balance.
“There and then we started fighting. He pinned me to the ground and held my neck, when I couldn’t bear the choke anymore, l drew out a knife from my waist and stabbed him on the chest”.
He said Parambiu died on the way to the health center in Fotta, after which he was apprehended by the police.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said that investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.