Disaster struck in Bauchi when a relationship tussle between two companions turned sour, after the executing of a 21-year-old youngster, referred to just as Ishaku, in Dass, home office of Dass Local Government Area (LGA), by his companion, Zeloti John, over a sweetheart.
Akahi News assembled that the occurrence happened on Friday, 29th May, 2020, scarcely multi week following a 21-year-old security monitor with New Trafford Hotel was mercilessly killed on the claim of a missing cell phone.
According to a source in Dass, the unfortunate incident happened at a drinking joint in an area known as Kanwara.
He said: “On the fateful day, I saw the deceased, Zeloti going up and down between 10 am to 11 am in my area chatting with people as if he had a premonition of his death.”
The source, who said that he is related to the late Zeloti, confirmed that he was at home Friday evening at about 5.30 pm when he received the sad news of the death of Zeloti during a fight at the joint.
He added that information he gathered was that Zeloti was stabbed in three different parts of his body with a knife by the assailant over an argument on who was the real boyfriend to the girl (names withheld).
He, however, said that the fight was not on the girl people knew the late Zeloti with but another girl whose identity is yet to be revealed. Late Zeloti was buried on Monday amidst shout for justice by his friends.
Bauchi State Police Command confirmed the incident through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed Wakili, who said that a case of culpable homicide was reported from the Dass Police Division and transferred to the SIIB for further investigations.
The PPRO added that the late Zeloti John was stabbed in the neck with a sharp object and was rushed to the Dass General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
He said that the Police in Dass have arrested one suspect in connection with the case while further investigation was ongoing to know the remote and immediate cause of the murder.