– A suspect in the murder case of Kumawood actor Abass Nurudeen ‘Blinkz’ has been arrested
– Sumaila Tijani was reportedly arrested from his hideout at Atimatim in the Tafo-Pankrono Municipality
– Tijani is one of two suspects who allegedly stabbed Blinkz in a brawl
One of the suspects alleged to have stabbed Kumawood actor Abass Nurudeen, popularly known as Blinkz, to death has been arrested.
The suspect, Sumaila Tijani, YEN.com.gh gathered, was arrested at Atimatim in the Tafo-Pankrono Municipality.
According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on MyNewsGH.com, a source at the Ashanti Regional Police Command has confirmed that Tijani was arrested at a hideout.
He is currently in custody at the regional police command assisting in investigations.
Reports had been rife on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 7, that Abass died after being stabbed in a brawl.
The police in Kumasi later confirmed the death of the well-built actor who was popular for his roles as a ‘thug’ in many Kumawood movies revealing he died while trying to save his boss’ wife.
Preliminary investigations led Manhyia Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Buah, to believe that the stabbing incident happened at about 10:30 am.
ACP Buah narrated that the deceased also worked at Acheamfour Terminal, a bus terminal in Kumasi.
He added that the stabbing incident happened after he (Abass Nurudeen) visited his boss’ house at Akorem, a suburb of Kumasi.
Abass, according to ACP Buah, met his boss’ wife and her brother exchanging words upon arrival.
The deceased then tried to intervene. But the brother of his boss’ wife got angry over his intervention and engaged him in a brawl which later turned bloody.
The boss’ brother-in-law and another guy present came together to attack Blinkz with knives stabbing him in the process.
Abass was reportedly stabbed in the ribs and there was another cut on his back which caused him to fall and collapse.
He was immediately rushed to the Manhyia Hospital where he was pronounced dead.