The Bayelsa state police command has arrested a 13-year-old boy for stabbing his elder brother to death during a heated argument.
The boy, Ebikari Andrew, 13, stabbed Tarikebina Andrew, 20, to death at Jehovah Witness Road, off Goodnews Street in Azikoro, Bayelsa State.
It was gathered that the boys were at a friend’s house at about 9pm on Saturday, March 7, when Tarikebina noticed Ebikari was falling asleep already.
He asked Ebikari to go back home since their house is only a few meters away but Ebikari refused.
This led to a disagreement between them and, in anger, Ebi went into their friend’s kitchen and brought out a knife with which he stabbed his elder brother.
Tarikebina was rushed to the Federal Medical Center Yenagoa where he was confirmed dead due to internal bleeding.
To avoid a police investigation, their father reportedly took his son’s corpse home and hurriedly buried him.
Neighbours, however, contacted the police and they responded to the scene and arrested the suspect and the boys’ father.
The father was also ordered to exhume the corpse he buried and it was later taken to the hospital.
The suspect and his father are in police custody for interrogation and possible prosecution on the matter.