Police in Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, have arrested certain Murtala Dare, a 32-year-old welder man for allegedly killing his friend during a misunderstanding.
Spokesman of the Police Command in Kogi, DSP William Aya, told newsmen on Monday in Lokoja that the suspect was arrested at a hideout in the early hours of Monday.
Aya said that Dare, killed his friend, Lukman, at Jackies area in Lokoja at about 9 p.m. on August 16.
According to him, Dare and Lukman were hanging out in the area alongside other fun seekers when an argument resulted in a fight the two young men.
Eye witnesses’ accounts revealed that Dare was said to have overpowered Lukman, smashed him to the ground and brought out a knife with which he was said to have slaughtered his friend.
Other people around were said to have immediately called in policemen from the nearby A Division Headquarters but Dare fled the scene before the arrival of the police.
Aya said that the manhunt launched by policemen later yielded result when Dare was apprehended in a house where he was hiding.
The police spokesman said investigation into the incident had commenced. (NAN).