Operatives of the Nigerian police in Adamawa State have arrested one Muhammed Bala, a 22 year old tailor, for stabbing one Bakura over a teenage girl identified as Maryam Mohammed, who both young men claimed to be in love with.
The spokesman of the Police in the state, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said the two have been competing over Maryam.
He said the deceased had warned Bala to stay away from the lady “but because of the love he has for the lady he cannot in anyway stay away from her.”
“So it now became a very serious competition between them to the extent that the deceased was always overpowering him, and he (Bala) decided to be always carrying knife.
“Anytime they meet, they used to have exchange of words until the last one before they engaged themselves in a fight in which he stabbed the victim and as a result of that he died,” said Nguroje.
Muhammed, from Mararaba in Madagali town, Madagali Local Government Area, allegedly killed Bakura, on 15th February, 2023, by 9:00pm at the compound of the 17 year old Maryam Mohammed.
On the fateful day, Bakura met the suspect and the girl at the compound of the later and beat her up and subsequently descended on Muhammed after the girl had ran away.