The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Yakubu Adamu of Kumbi village in Kirfi Local Government for stabbing his younger brother, Yayaji Abubakar, to death.
The state police spokesperson, Superintendent Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
According to Mr Wakil, the suspect confessed to committing the crime to inherit his brother’s motorcycle. He said the suspect had been stealing motorcycles since 2020.
He said, “On October 13, at about 7:30 p.m., one Usman Mohammad, 38, of Gorondo Village via Alkaleri council, Bauchi State, reported a case at the Divisional Headquarters, Kirfi.
“He said on the same date, at about 3:40 p.m., one Yakubu Adamu, 25, of Kumbi village via Alkaleri council, armed with a shaped knife, attacked his younger brother, Yayaji Abubakar, 25, of the same address.”
Mr Wakil said the suspect stabbed his brother several times, resulting in injuries on both hands and stomach and also robbed him of his motorcycle.
He said the victim was subsequently taken to General Hospital Alkaleri, where he was declared dead.
“During interrogation, the defendant confessed to having committed the offence and further revealed that he started the act of stealing a motorcycle in the year 2020 when he criminally conspired with one Auwalu of the same address and stole a red Bajaj motorcycle.
“He sold it at N70,000, and they shared the proceeds of crime among themselves. An investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court,” Mr Wakil added.