A Higher National Diploma (HND) student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Akoh Abuh Samuel has allegedly been stabbed to death by his friend, Agba Victor.
Victor, an HND 1 student of Accounting, according to unconfirmed sources, is mentally-challenged.
He reportedly went to the deceased room, and attacked him.
The incident happened in Felele, not far from the school’s convocation ground.
The victim, who was of the Department of Public Administration died on the way to Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.
They were said to be best of friends since their National Diploma (ND) days.
Sources said that the suspect claimed he didn’t know what came over him.
The Public Relations Officer, Mr. Luke Yakubu, told reporters, yesterday, in Lokoja, that the suspect on Sunday night started acting funny.
He said: “When the late roommate and neighbours discovered this Strange Behaviour from Victor, they took him to church for prayers.
“They were best of friends from their National Diploma days and attended the same fellowship. Later that night, nature caught up with the deceased, and his friend used machete to kill him.
“After he committed the act, he told us that he threw the cutlass inside a well. He even came back to the room where the incident occurred without running away.
“The police is still carrying out their investigation, because he was not mad when he got admission into our institution. All this so-called strange behaviour started on Sunday.
The case, it was gathered, has been transfered from the B Division, Lokoja, to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
Police spokesman William Ayah could not be reached.