Monday, 15 December 2014
Nigerian student stabs brother to death over $4000 in Ghana
A 22-year-old Nigerian student studying in Ghana, Mustapha Musa Osman, has confessed to killing his brother Nazifi Osmani Mohammed, 23, and injured another Jamiru Osmani, 27, over $4000. He claims he was under the influence of drugs.
A 22-year-old Nigerian student studying in Ghana, initially thought to be one of the victims of a 'robbery' attack that claimed the life of his brother and left another critically injured, has confessed to staging the attack.
Mustapha Musa Osmani made the confession in the presence of journalists, pleading for forgiveness after claiming he acted under the influence of drugs.
“I was out of control. I do not know why I did that.
I have never quarrelled with my brothers since we arrived in Ghana two years ago to further our education,” Graphic quoted him as saying.
The self-confessed killer had on Friday the 28th of November reported to the Kotobabi Police that he and his brothers Nazifi Osmani Mohammed, 23, and Jamiru Osmani, 27, were attacked by three masked men in the Accra New Town home they shared.
Mustapha sustained minor cuts in his hands but his brothers were stabbed in the neck and chest areas as Student Pulse reported yesterday.
All three were rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra where Mohammed was pronounced dead while Jamiru was admitted.
The suspect, who studies Information Technology (IT) at the Sikkims Manipal University, Accra, alongside his brothers claimed he struggled with the attackers who demanded for the $4000 meant for their registration.
Reports following the attack had suggested that it was an armed robbery case.
According to the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the truth came to light after Jamiru told investigators that Mustapha stabbed him in his sleep.
Yohuno said the killer confessed to his crime when he was confronted with his brothers' claim.
He said Mustapha claimed he became hyperactive on from Thursday after he "took 20 tablets instead of two” of the Daizepam he took every day to keep him awake for studying.
"He took a knife and stabbed Jamiru in the chest in the living room and moved to the bedroom where Mohammed was sleeping and stabbed him in the stomach and chest," the police boss said.
According to Yohuno, Mustapha went back to Jamiru after killing Mohammed.
He "asked Jamiru if he knew the person who had attacked him, but Jamiru said he didn’t”.
It was then that he fabricated the story about an attack by masked men.
The Nigerian community in Ghana has promised to support the Police in their investigations.