The environs of Gwallameji was thrown into disarray after a man identified as Solomon, allegedly stabbed one Patience Zakariya to death.
A further report revealed that the suspect who is the boyfriend of the deceased stabbed the National Diploma graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi to death.
Northern City revealed that when the residence of the deceased was visited on Sunday none of the students were willing to speak on the incident.
A source who spoke on the incident on the condition of anonymity noted that the incident happened after an outing at a popular club around the area at midnight on Friday.
He said, “I stay in the same compound with Patience although I was not at home when the incident happened; I only came back the following day to hear about it.”
“What I was told was that she went to a club in Gwallameji with her boyfriend and some of her friends, but while they were there, I was told that they had an argument and they came back home. The boyfriend does not stay here, but comes here very often.”
“I learnt that while they were arguing, she broke a bottle on his head, maybe in self-defence, but Solomon took a knife and stabbed her and he ran away. So, her friends rushed her to hospital in Yelwa, where she was treated and brought back home.”
The source added that the deceased was a peace lover and easy-going person, who relates with people around her with ease.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of Bauchi State Police Command, Kamal Abubakar, on Sunday.
Abubakar while speaking on the incident said, “The incident is true, but we didn’t get the details directly from either the family of the deceased or that of the boy; we got it from a good Samaritan.”
“We got information that the incident happened on Friday night in Gwallameji. What we heard was that the deceased, whose name was given only as Patience, went to a club in Gwallameji with her friends. So, her boyfriend saw her there with another man and accosted her.”
“She left there and went back to her room and the boyfriend followed her there and a fight started and the boy took a knife and stabbed her twice. So, her friends rushed her to a clinic in Yelwa for treatment.”
“Without informing the police, the clinic treated her and discharged her the same day and her friends took her back home.”
He noted that the police arrested staff members of the clinic for not reporting the incident after she was rushed back and died and her remains were still in the custody of the health facility.
The police promised the public that the suspect will be arrested and also anyone connected to the crime will be prosecuted.