The suspect, a native of Ganawuri Village in Plateau State was said to be watching a football match with the deceased at home on the fateful day when an argument ensued.

The deceased, who is a stepbrother of the suspect’s, lost his cool when the suspect called him a drug addict which led to an exchange of blows.

Few minutes into the fight, the deceased fell down and died.

It was gathered that some family members who did not want the matter reported to the police quickly buried the dead man.

However, another brother of the deceased’s, who felt cheated, reported the matter to the police and the suspect was arrested.

ACP Augustine Girma of Criminal Investigation Department of the Plateau Police Command, who confirmed the incident in Jos, however, said that the suspect was on bail based on medical grounds.

He said the suspect’s counsel, David Adudu, had tendered a medical report on the health status of his client.

The accused faces a possible life sentence if found guilty by the court.