A certain young man in Niger state has murdered his father to protect his mother from further physical abuse from him.
The Niger State police command has apprehended one Babangida Usman and his mother, a 50-year-old Hafsat Aliyu over the murder of Ali Haruna who died by severe beating.
Usman and his mother had attacked the deceased when a argument ensued. The incident occurred on April 13, 2019, behind Shango Primary School. He explained that the deceased was a serial wife beater hence his resolve to protect his mother.
According to him he was only trying to keep his mother away from his abusive father. “My mother was not safe with my father because of his temperament.
Everyday, there would be issues that would escalate to a fight. I never knew he would die, I was only protecting my mother,” he said.
Police reports says, the deceased suffered injuries and died while being take to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Specialist Hospital for treatment.
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