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Son Stones Father To Death Over Bucket Of Water Argument




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Plateau State Police has apprehended a 25-year-old boy, Bernard Danlami for allegedly stoning his father to death in the Mangu Local Government area of Asaf the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Onyeka Bartholomew confirmed the arrest of the suspect while addressing newsmen in the commands Headquarters in Jos on Friday.

Bernard had gotten into an altercation with his younger brother, Zugumnan over a bucket of water.

However, their father, Danladi Mangna while trying to settle the dispute between his children had faulted the suspect and proceeded to flog him.

Angered by his father’s action, the suspect picked a stone and hit him on the head which eventually led to his death.

Bartholomew said, “On 12/05/2022 at about 1800hrs, a case of culpable homicide was reported at Mangu Police Station of the command that on 11/05/2022 at about 2120hrs a fight ensued between two brothers; namely Bernard Danlami ‘m,’ 25 years old and Zugumnan Danlami ‘m,’ 18 years old of COCIN shamsoho, Kerang Mangu LGA over a bucket of water. But as their father, one Danladi Mangna, faulted Bernard Danladi for being rude and flogged him with a stick, the said Bernard picked a stone and hit his father on the forehead which resulted in a serious injury that eventually led to his father’s death.

“On receipt of the case, the suspect was arrested and interrogated. The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. He will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed”