Operatives of the Kogi State Police Command have arrested a suspected 21-year-old drug addict identified as Muhammed Yusuf for allegedly beating his father to death.
It was gathered that the incident happened at the back of St Mary Primary School, Lokoja, on Wednesday evening.
The deceased, identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, who was in his late 70s was found in a pool of blood locked up in his room. He was rushed to the hospital where he passed on the following day.
The suspect is a secondary school certificate holder who had vehemently refused to further his education despite effort put in place by his father.
According to DAILY POST, an eyewitness, who identified herself as Bello Nana said; “I am their neighbor. The boy has been misbehaving since yesterday morning so I told the father that we should go to the barracks and use soldiers so that we can pick him up.
“I left for work around 4pm yesterday and was supposed to close by 12am but I closed by 10pm. When I came in, I was knocking on 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? And I know that Baba does not go out when it is six o’clock. He always locks his door. When I came in, I saw him in Baba’s room, and Baba doesn’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 and Baba is not around.
“Then he called Baba number but Baba 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 said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ovye Aya, who confirmed the incident said he is yet to get details of the incident.