1.31.2021

Man arrested and charged to court for stabbing his friend to death over iPhone in Adamawa state

Man arrested and charged to court for stabbing his friend to death over iPhone in Adamawa state

According to the reports, A 27 year old man, Festus Stephen has been arrested and also charged to court for killing his friend who is identified as Abbas Mohammed Gudus, Over a fight on iPhone.

It was stated that the Incident happened in Adamawa state.

Festus Stephen, a staff member of Adamawa State Ministry of Health, attached to Health Services Management Board in Mubi, is currently standing trial before Justice Helen Hammajoda of High Court 2, Yola, for stabbing Gudus to death.

It was also gathered that He was charged to court on two counts, robbery, contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) (b) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act cap R11 laws of the Federation, 2004.

According to Festus Stephen said he first met Mohammed Gudus in 2011, and since then, they became friends.

The suspect said on October 27, 2018, at about 7:30 pm in Mubi, he and the deceased decided that he (the deceased) should go and buy food, while he (Stephen) should go and purchase codeine syrup for consumption.

The Festus Stephen explained that he bought the victim's iPhone which costs 40,000 naira and he paid the money, but Mohammed refused to give him the Phone after he paid.

According to him, some minutes after taking their codeine syrup, Mohammed brought out the phone from his pocket to make a call. While he was making the call, the Stephen brought out a knife and stabbed him on his neck.

Stephen said he picked the phone, dipped his hands in the pocket of the deceased, took a cigarette packet, boarded a tricycle, and fled from the scene, leaving the Gudus to bleed to death.

The case was reported to the relevant security agency and investigation eventually led to the arrest of the murder suspect.

The case was adjourned to the 24th of February, 2021.


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