A Nigerian student, Mustapha Musa Osmanu studying in Ghana has been arrested for the alleged gruesome murder of one of his brothers.
Osmanu, 23, who is studying Information Communication Technology (ICT) at Sikkims Manipal University, Accra, allegedly stabbed two of his brothers at their home in Accra Newtown last Friday, after been high on cocaine.
Nazifi, who happens to be the oldest of them all, died immediately, while the other brother that was stabbed, Jamiru, is recuperating at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The police say Osmanu had sneaked into their kitchen around 3.30pm, picked a knife and first stabbed Jamiru Osman, 23, in the chest before stabbing Nazifi Osman Mohammed, 27, in the chest and the stomach, leading to his death.
In his statement to the Ghanaian police, Musa claimed said he was under the influence of drugs – he had taken 20 doses of Diazpam 5gm tablets, to enable him study that night but it backfired.
“I admit committing the act. I regret my action and I even wanted to commit suicide after the act but Jamiru took the knife from me. I was out of control after taking the drug. I regret having taken the drugs which enables me study for more than five hours a day”, he said
The Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno confirmed the arrest, saying “Jamiru narrated that after seeing the intestines of Nazifi gushing out and blood flowing from his stomach, he immediately had to pretend he did not see the one who stabbed them after he was asked by suspect whether he saw something”.
“The victim said if he had said yes, Musa Osmanu would have killed him instantly which was why he said he did not know the one who stabbed them”, DCOP Yohuno said.