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Man arrested for fatally stabbing his brother over ‘sholi’ in Bauchi



The Bauchi Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old man, Isyaku Babale, for allegedly stabbing his elder brother to death during a fight.

The suspect reportedly attacked his brother at their
residence in Anguwan Dawaki in the Bauchi Metropolis for cautioning him to stop taking cold patch liquid popular known as ‘Sholi’  at their residence because of the unpleasant odour of the liquid.

He thereafter ran to Kasunwan Shanu area where he wasarrested following a tip-off.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakil, in a statement on Sunday, March 31, said: “They rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) but he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

The development prompted the detectives to initiate a manhunt for the suspect, who was apprehended near Kasuwan Shanu area of Bauchi metropolis.

Preliminary investigations conducted by the detectives revealed that the suspect used a knife and stabbed e brother on the 31st March 2024 at about 0400hrs after an argument between them.

Further investigations revealed that both men were
always fighting using dangerous weapons.”

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