A 25 year old man Michael Habila, was alleged to have stabbed his mother, Esther, to death in Tudun Gwandara community, Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state. Mr. Habila, who attacked his mother for unknown reasons in their family compound around 8pm on Wednesday shortly after taking her bath and was heading to her room to dress up for the night.
Ismaila Usman, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),who confirmed the incident on Thursday in Lafia, said “it was on 30th January, 2019 at 10:00 hour, where our men on patrol were called upon to rescue one Michel Habila from a mob whom they said he had misunderstanding with his mother and stabbed her to death”.
“Our men rushed her to the hospital where she later died while her son was taken to B division”, he said.According to the PPRO, investigation is ongoing to unravel the root cause of the matter before the taking him to court for prosecution. Information gathered, however, showed that Michel Habila has been harassing people around on several occasions with knife whenever he was under the influence of drugs.
In other news, A Kano singer identified as Sani Aliyu Wawo a.k.a Malam buda mana littafi, was reportedly stabbed by his neighbour multiple times for reportedly ‘singing about his father’.The Kano singer was stabbed six times by his neighbour Yusuf Sadiq on Thursday night, while parking his car at his residence in Masaka area of Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis. This came over a mistaken assumption that the entertainer was referring to Sadiq’s father, in one of his popular songs.
“I was sitting in the car when a neighbour called Yusuf knocked on window. I thought he came to congratulate me for buying a new car. Instead he asked ‘do you recognize me? I’m Yusuf and I come to warn you for abusing my father’,” said the Kano Singer.“He moved closer, brought a knife from his gown and stabbed me in the neck,” added Sanin Wawo.
“When he attempted to stab me a second time, I tried to stop him with my hand that’s why you see this wound on my hand,” he said. “It was only after he stabbed me six times that I succeeded in breaking the knife. He therefore ran away and left me bleeding,” He asserted.
While the suspect was arrested by the police but was released on bail pending arraignment in court on Monday, January 7,2019, the stab victim was taken to hospital.
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