A 25-year-old man, Bernard Danlami, has killed his father, Danladi Mangna, in Plateau State, by stoning him to death during a brawl with his younger brother over a bucket of water.
According to reports, the incident happened at Mangu Local Government of the state, where they reside.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Onyeka Bartholomew, at the Command’s Headquarters in Jos, Plateau State.
He stated “On 12th May, 2022, at about 1800hrs, a case of culpable homicide was reported at Mangu Police Station of the Command that on 11th May, 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, Danladi Mangna faulted Bernard Danladi for being rude and flogged him with a stick. They said Bernard picked a stone and hit his father on the forehead, which resulted to 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 investigation is completed.”
The Commissioner, who also paraded about ten other suspects for various offences, including criminal conspiracy, cattle rustling and kidnapping, advised members of the public to report suspicious movements and persons to the Police and other law enforcement agencies to help nib crimes in the bud.
The Commissioner added, “On our part, we are prepared to respond within a reasonable time whenever we receive a distress call”.
“I also call on all residents of Plateau State to cooperate and synergise with the Police by giving us timely and useful information in order to fight all forms of criminalities.”