In Adamawa, a man is accused of stabbing his cousin to death over N150.
Kelfari Jediel, 38, has been arrested in Adamawa for allegedly stabbing his uncle’s 20-year-old son, Parambiu Alexander, to death during a dispute over N150.
The incident occurred in the state’s Fotta community, in the Gombi Local Government Area, after the two were compensated for a job they had completed.
The father of two, who is being questioned at the state Police Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Yola, claims he and the deceased were working on a plaster job on April 14.
The money they were paid after finishing the job was split between the two of them, but he was supposed to give the deceased a balance of $150 but chose not to.
Parambiu insisted, according to the suspect, that he give him the money. Their quarrel arose from his reluctance to give him the money.
He clarified that a woman overheard them arguing about the balance and decided to settle the matter by giving Parambiu N150.
Kelfari went on to say that after the woman left, the deceased insisted on receiving the original N150 balance because the money the woman gave him was a gift, not the balance, according to him.
He said that he went to the deceased’s home, met his mother, and told her everything, adding that she “advised him to contact the police.”
Kelfari also said that he was about to leave the house when the deceased caught him and grabbed his neck. He says he pulled a knife from his belt and stabbed him in the chest in self-defense.
Parambiu died on his way to a hospital in Fotta, though Kelfari was apprehended later.
DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, a spokesman for the State Police Command, confirmed the incident and said that an investigation is underway, following which the suspect will be charged and prosecuted in court.