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Brother kills 17-year-old sibling over handset

A 17-year-old student in Minna, Niger State has been murdered over a handset, the state police command has said.  Mahmud Adamu of Ungwar Kaje in…

A 17-year-old student in Minna, Niger State has been murdered over a handset, the state police command has said. 

Mahmud Adamu of Ungwar Kaje in Chanchaga Local Government Area was allegedly beaten to death by his elder brother, Nura Adamu, 19 and a cousin, Hussaini Adamu, all of the same address over a missing handset on Thursday. 

The deceased, our correspondent learnt, was left in a pool of his own blood after the beating by the duo who police said are still at large. 

Residents were said to have rushed the victim to hospital where a consultant, Dr. Alfa Alhaji Sule, confirmed him dead. His body subsequently released for burial. 

The state police spokesman, ASP Muhammad Abubakar Dan-Inna, said the suspects would be arrested in no time and charged to court. 

He said from the postmortem conducted, the deceased died as a result of complications from severe beating, vowing that the full wrath of the law would be brought to bear on the culprits.  

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