One killed as Chelsea, Barcelona fans clash in Katsina

One Saifullahi Abdullahi, 28 from Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State died during an argument over the better team between two European Football Clubs, Chelsea and Barcelona.
The alleged killer, 18-year-old, Idris Yusuf and the deceased argued on the best time and the confrontation between the duo was said to have happened on 18th December 2021.
The father of the late Abdullahi reported to the Danja Police Station and they arraigned the suspect inb court.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt Lawal Bello, the late Abdullahi collapsed while fighting with the accused who was rushed to a healthcare centre but he later died.
The alleged killer, Yusuf, was arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court for homicide on Monday.
Part of the first information report as read in the court stated that: “On 18 December, 2021, around 3.30 pm, Saifullahi Abdullahi had an argument with you, Idris Yusuf, 18, of Hayan Asibiti Quarters, Danja, over which football club is more powerful and better between Chelsea FC and Barcelona FC in the European Championship. Hence, it resulted in fighting, during which the said Saifullahi Abdullahi collapsed and became unconscious.
“Consequently, the victim was rushed to the Danja Comprehensive Health Centre, where he was admitted and later died while receiving treatment and was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
The presiding Magistrate directed that the alleged killer should be remanded at the Katsina Custodial Centre till the next hearing date.

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