A suspected drug addict Muhammed Yusuf, has beaten his father to death in Kogi State.
Aged, 21 years, the suspect allegedly committed the act at the back of St Mary Primary School, Lokoja, Kogi State on Wednesday evening.
The deceased identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf according to investigation was in his late 70’s.
It was gathered that the suspect is a secondary school holder took to hard substance abuse after all efforts by his parents to send for further studies failed.
An witness, Bello Nana who is a neighbour of the deceased said “the boy has been misbehaving since yesterday morning and I advised the father to go to barrack and carry soldiers to pick him up.
” I left for work around 4PM yesterday and am supposed to close by 12am but I closed by 10Pm. When I came in,I was knocking the gate, but nobody opened it. When I came in with my key inside, I said Baba please open the door for me but the boy replied that Baba is not around.
” I asked him, where has baba been to? And I know that Baba does not go out when it is six o’clock. He always lock his door. When I came in, I saw him in Baba room, and Baba don’t normally allow him to enter his room. Immediately I called my fiancee, telling him that this boy has killed his father because what is he doing in Baba room and baba is not around.
“Then he called Baba number but Baba’s number was switched off. I now went to the Police station, and we came with SARS to arrest him. When we entered the room Baba was in a pool of blood still breathing, that was how we rushed him to the hospital. This morning, we heard the news that baba is dead. Bello Nana
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP William Ovye Aya confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Thursday.
Aya said the command is waiting for detailed report about the incident.
The suspect is currently being held in custody of the Nigeria Police Force, A Division Lokoja.