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Man fatally stabs his friend while arguing over $1.25

By Mason White 10:42 AM March 2, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man is dead after being stabbed by his friend when an argument broke out over a $1.00 – according to police in Nigeria.

Police said that they arrested a 25-year-old man on Saturday, after being accused of stabbing his friend during an argument over N200 ($1.21).

The suspect, Abubakar Shehu, was arrested in Turho Village, Kiyawa, a police spokesperson said. According to the initial police investigation, the suspect used a knife to stab Yawale Muhammad, in the stomach, shoulders and back.

Rescue workers who arrived at the scene, began treating the victim and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

During questioning, the suspect confessed to committing the crime. The suspect will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for a bail hearing, while charges are still pending.