The Niger state police command have arrested a 25 year old son, Babangida Usman and his mother, Hafasat Aliyu for beating their father/Husband, Ali Haruna, to death at their home in Shango Primary School Minna in Chanchaga local government area.
According to police reports, Haruna and his wife Hafasat, got involved in a fight after she accused their daughter of stealing her money. Haruna was on the daughter's side and this angered Hafasat who engaged him in a fight. As soon as he heard his parents were fighting, Babangida ran home and while defending his mother, joined her in beating his father which led to serious injuries. He died while he was being rushed to the IBB Specialist Hospital for treatment.
Speaking to newsmen, Usman said he was only protecting his mother and did not know it will lead to the death of his father. According to him, his father was always maltreating his mother over things that should not cause quarrel saying, “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,” he explained.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident saying that the suspects had confessed to the crime and would be charged to court soon.