The Police Command in Jigawa State has arrested a 22-year-old man, Gambo Sa’idu of Badakoshi village in Gwaram Local Government Area, for allegedly beheading his brother during an argument over cattle.
The command Public Relations Officer, SP Audu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident to NAN in Dutse, said Gambo killed his brother Haladu, 40, using a cutlass.
He explained that Gwaram Local Government police station received the report around 2: 45 p.m. on Wednesday in Badakoshi village in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state.
Jinjiri said the police has visited the scene of the crime.
“The suspect attacked the deceased in the bush while rearing cattle,” Jinjiri said.
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He explained that the deceased was confirmed dead by a medical doctor in Gwaram General Hospital.
The spokesman added that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect allegedly killed his brother for possessing more cattle than he does.
“The suspect is also a drug abuser and was suspected to have committed the offence after taking some drug,” the spokesman said.