Metro In Kebbi, Police Arrest Herdsman For Beheading Friend Over Missing Cow



A 23-year-old herdsman, Umar Muhammad, has been arrested for for allegedly beheading his 22-year-old friend, Mustapha Muhammad, in a dispute over a missing cow.

Kebbi state police spokesman, Mr Suleiman Mustapha said Umar killed his friend in an uncompleted building along Kalgo road in Kebbi. He said he would soon be charged to court.

According to a family source, the victim had invited the suspect, who was his friend, to help in the rearing of cows given to him by a relation.

“Mustapha wanted to concentrate on rearing goats given to him by the same man, and invited his friend, Umar, to tend the cows.

“Umar, however, sold one of the cows without the consent of his friend, which resulted into a hot argument between them last Thursday.

“After the quarrel, Mustapha threatened to report Umar to the owner of the cows because it was not the first time he (Umar) had sold out cows without the consent of the owner,” the person said.

The suspect, who was angry over Mustapha’s threat, trailed him to an uncompleted building along Kalgo road on Friday last week, and attacked him with an axe.


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