31-year-old Nicodemus Ignatius has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly beating up his 75-year-old father to death.
Nicodemus was alleged to have killed his father at Unguwan Bistel in Song town, Song Local Government Area, on March 3, 2022, shortly after he had returned from a drinking joint.
It was gathered that the suspect had sometime in November last year, threatened to kill the father.
He was arrested over the threat, but the deceased, due to love for his son, went to the police station and secured his release.
A neighbour who spoke to newsmen said, “Nicodemus had returned home from the joint where he usually drinks at about 8:00 pm on that fateful day and met his late father and mother in the room and decided to lock both of them up.”
“But the 75-year-old Ignatius, sensing danger and afraid of the possibility of his son setting the house on fire, jumped out through the window to escape. He was unaware that his son had since armed himself with a stick.
“The suspect, who was wielding the stick, pounced on his father and hit him with the stick, breaking his head and resulting in his untimely death.”
The suspect reported to the police after the crime and confessed to killing the father under the influence of marijuana.
“I smoked Indian hemp on that fateful day and bitterly regret my action,” he said.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect would soon be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
The PPRO cautioned the general public to desist from taking laws into their own hands.