A young man, Babangida Usman has been arrested alongside his mother, Hafsat Aliyu, following the murder of Ali Haruna, his father, in Niger State.
The duo reportedly beat the man to death in their residence around the Chanchaga Local Government Area, after a dispute occurred between him and the mother, Hafsat on April 13, 2019.
According to the news site – Northern City News, Haruna was in the habit of beating his wife whenever there was a disagreement between them, and the last time that happened, his son and wife ganged up to attack him.
The young boy who has since confessed to the crime, explained that he only wanted to protect his Mother during the face off but in the process, his father slummed and later died.
He said, “My mother was not safe with my father because of his temperament. Every day, there would be issues that would escalate to a fight. I never knew he would die, I was only protecting my mother.”
While addressing newsmen, Niger State’s Police Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, affirmed that Hafsat and Usman already confessed and narrated the events that led to the death of Haruna.
He revealed that the man died while he was being rushed to the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida Specialist Hospital. And upon examination, injuries of varying degrees were visible on his body which was an indication that he was mauled to death.
The PRO subsequently mentioned that the suspects would be arraigned before a law court after investigations into the case have been concluded.