Twenty-eight-year-old Saifullahi Abdullahi from Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State lost his life during an argument over the better team between two top European Football Clubs, Chelsea and Barcelona.
The confrontation between the two was said to have happened on 18th December 2021. The argument was said to have resulted in a fight between him and his alleged killer, 18-year-old, Idris Yusuf.
The father of the late Abdullahi later reported the issue to the Danja Police Station.
According to the prosecutor, SgtLawal Bello, the late Abdullahi collapsed while fighting with the accused. He noted that the victim was rushed to a healthcare centre but he later died.
The alleged killer, Yusuf, was arraigned before a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court for homicide.
Part of the charges read in the court stated that: “On 18 December, 2021, around 3.30 pm, Saifullahi Abdullahi had an argument with you, Idris Yusuf, 18, of Hayan Asibiti Quarters, Danja, over which football club is more powerful and better between Chelsea FC and Barcelona FC in the European Championship. Hence, it resulted in fighting, during which the said SaifullahiAbdullahi collapsed and became unconscious.
“Consequently, the victim was rushed to the Danja Comprehensive Health Centre, where he was admitted and later died while receiving treatment and was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
The presiding Magistrate directed that the alleged killer should be remanded in police custody.