Agba Victor, HND I student in the Accounting Department of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, said he did not know what pushed him to stab his best friend, Akoh Abuh Samuel, to death.
The deceased Samuel was a final year student of the Department of Public Administration in the same institution.
The assailant who brutally attacked his best friend for unknown reasons is believed to be mentally unstable.
The late Samuel, who according to source was best of friend to the assailant since their National Diploma days, was discovered with machete cuts on his forehead and neck. He died on the way to the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.
According to preliminary report, the suspect claimed that he didn’t know what got into him.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Polytechnic Public Relation Officer Luke Yakubu explained that the assailant started acting funny towards his roommate, who is now late, on Sunday night.
“When the late roommate and neighbours discovered this strange behaviour coming from Victor, they took him to the Church for prayers.
“They were best of Friends since their National Diploma days and also attend the same fellowship. Later that night, nature caught up with the deceased, and his friend used machete to kill him.
“He told us that he threw the cutlass inside a well after stabbing his friend. 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 gained admission into our institution. All this so called strange behaviour started on Sunday,” he explained.
The case has been transferred from the B Division of the Nigeria Police Force Lokoja to the State Criminal Investigation Department.