The Bauchi state police command has arrested a 21-year-old man,identified as Ishaku for stabbing his friend, Zeloti John to death over a girl.

The incident took place in a drinking joint in Dass on Friday May 29. The suspect stabbed Zeloti with a knife in three different parts of his body following an argument over who was the “real boyfriend of the girl”.

Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesperson DSP Ahmed Wakili confirmed the incident and also revealed that Zeloti John was rushed to the Dass General Hospital where he was confirmed dead. He was buried on Monday June 1.

Wakili said the suspect has been arrested as investigation is ongoing to uncover the remote and immediate cause of the murder.