The Borno State Police Command has arrested a man in his 30s for allegedly killing his six-year-old son in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The suspect, Mohammed Jubrin, according to Daily Trust, is a staff member of the Federal Fire Service
Bulama Lawan, Ward Head of Wulari, who confirmed the development, said the incident happened last week.
Lawan said he received an emergency call from the father of the suspect, who reported that his son had killed his grandson.
“The incident happened on the 27th of June, Alhaji Mustapha called me on the phone and informed me that Jubrin Mohamed had killed his grandson. I rushed to the victim’s house and asked the perpetrator’s father how it happened.
“His father said what they have been avoiding has finally happened. As I ask how? He said, his son has killed his grandson and he hit his grandson’s head against the wall and the boy died.
“I told his father that he would face the wrath of the law and immediately I called the police of mountain troops in Wulari and they came to take him and his son to a metro police station.
“So they immediately took us to the State Specialist Hospital. Upon reaching there, the doctor confirmed to us that the six-year-old boy was dead and we returned to the metro where we buried the boy.
“When I asked about the offence of his son, he said the boy used to pee on the bed and started weeping and pleading for forgiveness. Since that day, he has been detained,” Bulama said.
Bulama said the suspect did not have a record of any mental illness to the best of his knowledge.