Kabir Tukur, 35, has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly killing his nephew.
How man, 35, slaughtered his little nephew
A man has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly killing his 11-year-old nephew.
According to Daily Independent, the State's Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna confirmed that the suspect lured his nephew into the bush and slaughtered him.
The incident happened on the morning of Tuesday, October 13, in Kirfi Local Government, Bauchi State.
The deceased, 11-year-old Auwalu Manu, was the son of the suspect's younger brother.
According to Haruna, the suspect attempted suicide by slicing his own throat. However, Tukur only lost his consciousness in the process and was rushed to the hospital.
"The victim and suspect were rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi and the victim was certified death by a medical doctor while the suspect was admitted for medical attention,” he added.
Haruna said the police visited the scene of the crime and recovered a blood stained hand trowel as an exhibit. He also said the corpse was photographed and released to relatives for burial according to Islamic rites after autopsy. The case was put under investigation.
The motive behind the murder remains unclear.
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