A man and his mother have been arrested by the Niger state Police Command after beating their family member to death.
Babangida Usman, 25,and his mother, Hafasat Aliyu beat their father, Ali Haruna to death, the nation reports.
In ugly incident occured behind Shango Primary School Minna in Chanchaga Local Government Area when Aliyu and her husband were engaged in a fight, Usman joined hands with his mother to beat Haruna,60, to death.
The coupled had had an argument over their daughter who was said to have stolen Hafasat’s money.
The deceased was said to have defended the girl from being reprimanded by Hafasat which led to a physical fight.
Upon hearing that his parents were fighting, Usman rushed to the house and while defending his mother joined her in beating his father and inflicted serious injuries on him before he was rescued by neighbours.
Haruna died while he was been rushed to the IBB Specialist Hospital for treatment.
Addressing newsmen, Usman said he was only protecting his mother and did not know that his intervention could lead to his father’s death..
According to him, his father was always maltreating his mother over little things.
In his words:
“That was why I always protect my mother from maltreatment of my father.
“My mother is not safe with my father because of his temperament, everyday there must be an issue that would escalate to fight. I never knew he would die, I was only protecting my mother,”.
The Police Spokesperson in the state, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident saying that the suspects had confessed to the crime and would be charged to court soon .