One Ahmed Abubakar, an 18-year-old student of Government Day Secondary School in Katsina State is currently cooling his feet in prison after being arrested by police for allegedly killing his colleague, Mikailu Mustapha, following a misunderstanding between them over a girl.
The police officer handling the case said Abubakar, a.k.a Sha’aban, stabbed Mustapha severally with a sharp object until he is dead during a misunderstanding.
Consequently, he was arraigned before a Katsina Magistrates’ Court for culpable homicide under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, ASP Sani Ado, told the court on Thursday that investigation was still in progress.
The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, adjourned the matter till June 11 and remanded the accused in prison custody.
Katsina Post gathered that he had confessed to the crime in the course of investigation.
In a related development, a 20-year-old student of the Department of Sociology at the Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Sani Anas, is also facing prosecution for allegedly being in unlawful possession of a locally-made revolver pistol and six rounds of live ammunition suspected to have been stolen.
He was charged under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, Cap. R11, LFN, 2004 and 319A of the Penal Code.
Anas was remanded in prison custody till June 13.