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Man hacks octogenarian mother to death in Jos

By  Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos—A middle aged man, Bravo Kunde, said to be a junior staff in a branch of an old generation bank in Jos, in the early hours of yesterday, allegedly murdered his 80-year-old mother in cold blood.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Emmanuel Abuh, confirmed the incident which occurred at Jenta Mangoro community of Jos North local government area.

The deceased, identified as Mama Yakubu, was said to have sustained head injuries as a results of machete cuts inflicted on her by her son.

A relative of the deceased, Baba Nati, said:  “Neighbours heard shouts in the house at about  6am  as the old woman was crying for help but before they could get there, the old woman was already lying in the pool of her blood.”

It was gathered that relatives and neighbours beat the suspect, who was into excessive drinking and smoking, to coma. DSP Abuh said the suspect was picked up by the police in a state of coma and taken to hospital, adding that  investigation  was ongoing.

A family member, Moses Yakubu, explained that the suspect, who is his elder brother, was restless the night before the incident and that no one could tell what prompted him to commit the dastardly act on their helpless mother.

According to him, the suspect is in the habit of drinking and smoking excessively and the situation led to his mental derangement

“Before now, he has been doing strange things, but this is the worst thing he has performed,” he lamented.


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