By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
A 21 year old drug addict identified as Muhammed Yusuf, on Wednesday beat his father to death in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
The incident happened at the back of St. Mary Primary School, Lokoja.
The deceased, an Octogenarian was identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf.
It was gathered that the suspect is a secondary school certificate holder who had refused to further his education despite efforts put in place by his father to ensure that he become a University graduate.
According to an eye witness, Bello Nana, who gave a vivid account of the incident said “I am their neighbor, the boy has been misbehaving since yesterday morning. I told the father that we should go to barrack and carry soldiers so that we can 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 home, I knocked the gate, but nobody to opened for me . 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 gone to? Because 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’s 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’s room when baba is not around.
“Then he called Baba’s number but the 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”.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP William Aya who confirmed the incident to newsmen said he is yet to get details of the incident.
The suspect is in custody of the Nigeria Police Force, A Division Lokoja Kogi State.