A Nigerian student Mustapha Musa Osmani, 23 has been arrested and provisionally charged with murder after stabbing his two brothers killing one.
It was widely reported on Friday that three Nigerian students were attacked by armed robbers around 3:30am at New Town, a suburb of Accra.
But investigations by the police took a different turn when one of the surviving victims told the police that their brother Mustapha Musa Osmani attempted murdering he and his late brother Nazifi Osmani Mohammed over a reason yet to be established.
[contextly_sidebar id=”h0OWyDsv9pVxgEatLJB2blOoj0LPPxzM”]Speaking to Citi News the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno said on Friday November, 28, 2014 “around 3:30am, Mustapha Musa Osmani stabbed his two brothers when the two were watching a movie in their living room.”
After stabbing the two, DCOP Yohuno said the suspect shouted for help and with the help of their neighbours the victims were rushed to the hospital.
Nazifi Osmani Mohammed died on arrival at the hospital and Jamiru Osmani sustained severe injuries in the chest and is currently on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
“So the story is not robbery but murder and another case of serious bodily harm. Mustapha Musa Osmani who is in our custody confessed to committing the attack on his brothers. He said that night he took twenty pills of a drug called Diazepham. So when they were watching a movie in the living room he took a knife and stabbed Nazifi Osmani Mohammed in the chest,” DCOP Yohuno explained.
The police however suspect that the victim might have stabbed his two brothers over an amount of GH4000 which was sent to them by their brother in Nigeria for their school fees.
While admitting to committing the murder, the suspect Mustapha Musa Osmani told Citi News that he nearly committed suicide after the truth was uncovered.
The suspect would be arraigned before court as investigations continue.
By: Franklin Badu Jnr/citifmonline.com/Ghana