A Nigerian student of Information Communication Technology (ICT) at Sikkims Manipal University, Accra, identified as Mustapha Musa Osmani, 22, has been nabbed by the Ghanian police for stabbing two of his brothers at their home in Accra Newtown on Friday November 28, 2014.
While the eldest of the brothers died following the attack, the other is said to be in a stable condition at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra although part of his ear was chopped off .
According to reports, Osmani who admitted committing the crime said he was under the influence of drugs when he stabbed his brothers. He said a night before the attack, he had taken 20 doses of Diazpam 5gm tablets, to enable him study.
He said, “I admit committing the act. I regret my action and I even wanted to commit suicide after the act but Jamiru took the knife from me. I was out of control after taking the drug. I regret having taken the drugs which enables me study for more than five hours a day.”
It was learnt that Osmani had sneaked into their kitchen around 3.30PM, on the fateful day and took a knife with which he stabbed 23-year-old Jamiru Osman, in the chest before stabbing Nazifi Osman Mohammed, 27, in the chest and the stomach who was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno while confirming the incident said on November 29,2014, a day after the attack, Osmani went to the police station where he fabricated a story that armed robbers had attacked them while they were sleeping but the survivor of the attack later revealed the truth.
Yohuno said, “Jamiru narrated that after seeing the intestines of Nazifi gushing out and blood flowing from his stomach, he immediately had to pretend he did not see the one who stabbed them after he was asked by suspect whether he saw something. The victim said if he had said yes, Musa Osmanu would have killed him instantly which was why he said he did not know the one who stabbed them,” DCOP Yohuno said.
Police believe that Osmani committed the act when he learned that the victims had been given about $4,000 from their elder brother to pay their school fees, a claim Osmani denied saying, “I did not commit the offense because of the money ”
Meanwhile, a provisional charge of murder and causing harm has been preferred against Osmani who paid a total sum of GH¢800 being part of the registration fee.