A 35-year-old Titus Agashi, an indigene of Ebonyi State has been arrested by the Ebonyi state Police Command for stabbing his younger brother to death.
Mr George Okafor, the command’s Public Relations Officer confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakiliki. However, he revealed that the Police were yet to ascertain why he chose to stab his brother.
According to Okafor, the matter was reported to the police on March 22. He furthered explained that the incident occurred at Nwogayi Market in the Izzi Local Government Area of the state.
“Our officers at Izzi Divisional Police Station visited the scene where they retrieved and deposited the corpse at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Ndubia for autopsy.
“The suspect is in our custody but the matter will soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command for discreet investigation.
“We are yet to ascertain the cause of the quarrel which led to the stabbing but will get to the root of the matter,” he said.
On the condition of anonymity, a source close to the family told NAN that the suspect stabbed the victim on the chest during a fierce argument over a family matter.
“Sympathisers, who stormed the scene, rushed the victim to the hospital but he died on the way.“Titus took to his heels afterwards but we are happy to hear of his arrest by the police,” the source said.