Plateau State Police have nabbed Bernard Danlami, 25, for reportedly stoning his father to death in Asaf’s Mangu Local Government Area.
Onyeka Bartholomew, the state Commissioner of Police, confirmed the suspect’s detention while speaking to reporters at the command headquarters in Jos on Friday.
Bernard had a spat with his younger brother, Zugumnan, over a pail of water.
However, when attempting to settle an argument between his children, their father, Danladi Mangna, criticized the culprit and flogged him.
Angry with his father’s actions, the suspect picked up a stone and whacked him on the head, killing him.
Bartholomew said, “On 12/05/2022 at about 1800hrs, a case of culpable homicide was reported at Mangu Police Station of the command that on 11/05/2022 at about 2120hrs a fight ensued between two brothers; namely Bernard Danlami ‘m,’ 25 years old and Zugumnan Danlami ‘m,’ 18 years old of COCIN shamsoho, Kerang Mangu LGA over a bucket of water. But as their father, one Danladi Mangna, faulted Bernard Danladi for being rude and flogged him with a stick, the said Bernard picked a stone and hit his father on the forehead which resulted in a serious injury that eventually led to his father’s death.
“On receipt of the case, the suspect was arrested and interrogated. The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. He will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed”
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