A man kills his neighbor over a pail of water

On Monday, February 14, the Kaduna state police command charged Gado Yahaya, 29-year-old tailor, before Kaduna Magistrate Court for allegedly killing his neighbor following an argument over pail of water.


The event occurred in the Rigasa neighborhood, where Liman Salisu died during struggle with Yahaya over pail of water, according to reports.


The police command issued the following statement:


“He is a resident of Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and was arraigned on charges of culpable homicide before a Kaduna Magistrate Court on Monday.

“The Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo alleged that Yahaya killed Salisu with a pestle during their fight over the bucket of water.

“In the course of the fight, he went into the kitchen, picked a pestle and hit  Salisu on his head. He slumped and died on the way to the hospital.”


Before ordering Yahaya to be remanded in detention facility, Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel remarked that the court lacked authority to hear the case.

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