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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 22 January 2019


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

One of the brothers got stabbed during a fight over a dog meat One of the brothers got stabbed during a fight over a dog meat

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.