Man, 38 allegedly stabs cousin to death over N150 in Adamawa

A 38-year-old father of two, Kelfari Jediel, is in police custody for allegedly stabbing his uncle’s son, Parambiu Alexander, 20, to death while fighting over N150 at Fotta community in Gombi Local Government Area of the Adamawa state

The suspect is being quizzed at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state Police Command in Yola, said he and the deceased were engaged in a plaster job on April 14.

it was gathered that the duo shared the money they were paid after completing the job but he was supposed to give the deceased a balance of #150 but decided not to do so while Parambiu kept insisting that he must give him the money which 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, the suspect said after the woman left, the deceased insisted that the original N150 balance must be given to him which made him visited the house of the deceased, met his mother and narrated everything to her, adding that she ”advised him to report the matter to the police.”

Kelfari further claimed that he was on his way out of the house, the deceased held his neck tightly and in self defence, he drew out a knife from his waist and stabbed him on his chest.
Parambiu died on the way to a health center in Fotta while Kelfari was later arrested.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.

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