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General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020


Flashback: Two brothers fight over dog meat; one stabbed to death in Bunkpurugu

One of two brothers lost his life in a fight that was as a result of a disagreement over dog meat. The incident which happened in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region saw the youngest of the siblings being stabbed to death by his elder brother.

According to reports, the two who were performing the final funeral rites of their late father picked a fight over the cooked meat of a dog they used in a ritual.

Infuriated by the disagreement, the eldest of the two Nwenle Takia aged 52 stabbed his junior brother of 50 years Bignani Takia thrice resulting in his death.

Read the full story originally published on on January 22, 2019

A younger of two very old brothers based in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region has been stabbed to death by his brother over a disagreement during a dog meat ritual for their late father, has filed.

The incident happened about 7:45 pm yesterday when police Bunkpurugu had a distressed call from assemblyman at Gbingbani electoral area Hon Dawuni Richard.

While the exact cause of the fight is as yet unknown, the two brothers namely Nwenle Takia age 52 years and Bignani Takia age 50 years began the fight over a small goat and cooked dog meat at Piabuni a village near Gbingbani after a sacrifice both performed to their late father.

In the process Nwenle Takia, the elder pulled a knife and stabbed Bignani Takia on his left armpit, upper top of his left breast and his testis.

Bignani died instantly, learnt.

His body was sent to the Faith Community hospital- Nakpanduri where post- mortem examination was performed.

The body has since been released to the family for burial while the Nwenle Takia is in police custody.