The Kebbi State police command has disclosed that Shu’aibu Sani-Malunfashi, one of its operatives, has been stabbed to death by his colleague identified as Abdullahi Garba.
Nafi’u Abubakar, police spokesperson in the state, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.
Abubakar said Abdullahi Garba, the suspect, who was the officer-in-charge of Sauwa police outpost, had a disagreement with Sani-Malunfashi, the deceased, who served as the divisional crime officer II with the Argungu divisional police headquarters, NAN reported.
He said the officers engaged in a physical fight after an argument at the shop of the suspect on October 19.
“As a result of that, they engaged in physical combat in front of ASP Abdullahi Garba’s shop,” he said.
“In the course of the brawl, ASP Abdullahi Garba stabbed ASP Shu’aibu Sani-Malunfashi in his left rib with scissors.
“On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Argungu, swiftly rushed to the scene, arrested the erring officer and recovered the exhibit (weapon).
“He rushed ASP Shu’aibu Sani Malunfashi to Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, where regrettably, a medical doctor confirmed him dead.
“Consequently, the erring police officer, ASP Abdullahi Garba, was immediately arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Birnin Kebbi.
“The case has also been referred to the homicide section for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.”
The spokesperson said Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, commissioner of police in the state, has ordered an investigation into the circumstances behind the murder.
“Similarly, the CP hereby warns officers and men of the command to always live in peace with one another and report their grievances to the appropriate sections within the force and not take the law into their hands,” he added.