Kano Police Command has taken into custody a former student of First Grade College in Kano, Sadik Ado-Maje who is suspected to have stabbed his estranged friend, Usman Salisu, to death over a girlfriend.
Spokesman of the Police Kano Command, DSP Magaji Majiya, told reporters that the suspect was apprehended after a futile attempt to escape justice.
“The suspect is now in custody at the Kwalli Police Division and would be arraigned as soon as we complete our investigation”.
“I don’t want to threaten the quality of our investigation, but I want to assure you this matter would be followed to its logical conclusion”, DSP Majiya assured.
An eyewitness told reporters that the suspect, who was expelled from the school for unruly behaviour, had stormed the college to settle scores with his friend who he suspected to have snatched his girlfriend.
The eyewitness said that the incident, which occurred during the breakfast period, triggered pandemonium in the college community before normalcy was restored by the private guards attached to the school.
According to the eyewitness, a soon as the suspect arrived on the premises of the school he went straight for his target. After a brief row between the two, the eyewitness said, the other students fled for safety.
“I saw Mr. Salisu soaked in blood on the floor while efforts made by other bystanders to apprehended the assailant failed,” the eyewitness recalled.
However, DSP Majiya said that the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was announced dead.