13-year-old boy stabs step-brother to death over argument

A 13-year-old boy identified as Ebi Andrew has reportedly stabbed his 20-year-old elder brother to death over a domestic argument in the Azikoro community of Yenagoa in Bayelsa State

A report by The Guardian has it that the incident happened at Jehovah Witness Road, off Goodnews street, Azikoro on Saturday night.

13-year-old boy stabs step-brother to death over argument

Many residents were left aghast as their father was accused of hurriedly burying the murdered son to avoid police investigation and arrest of the suspect.

According to a family member, Denis Andrew, both the suspect and the deceased were at a friend’s place few meters away from their home, when the deceased asked his younger brother to go home because it was late, an order the younger brother refused.

He said his refusal led to a disagreement, adding that the suspect got embittered by the brother’s persistent order and entered the kitchen of the friend’s house and took a knife, which he later used in stabbing his elder brother to death.

Dennis said the deceased was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa where he was confirmed dead due to internal bleeding. Their father took the deceased home and buried him on Saturday night but some concerned neighbours, however, contacted the Azikoro community police station, which immediately deployed officers to the scene and arrested the father.

Denis added that the police ordered the body of the murdered boy to be exhumed, and it was later taken to the hospital. He also told newsmen that both the suspect and his father were in police custody for interrogation and possible prosecution on the matter.

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