17-year-old student allegedly stabs friend over N3,000 gift in Sokoto

The student allegedly stabbed the victim on the chest when a quarrel ensued over the money.

A 17-year-old student has been remanded in prison by the Sokoto chief magistrates court for allegedly stabbing one Nasiru Malami.

Umar Rabi’u, the prosecutor, said that the defendant attacked Nasiru over an alleged N3,000 cash that was given to them to share.

He said that the defendant stabbed the victim on the chest when a quarrel ensued and he was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but later died on May 2.

He added that the case was reported at the Central Police Station, Sokoto, by the deceased’s father, Malami Dan-Ada.

The student, who resides in Marna area of Sokoto, is facing one count of culpable homicide. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison and adjourned the case until July 31, for mention.

The Prosecutor, Umar Rabi’u, had told the court that the offence was committed on April 28 at the above-mentioned address.

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