Photo: The suspect
Man allegedly beats younger brother to death, cuts off head with hoe
A man identified as Amos Christopher has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly beating his younger brother to death and beheading him.
The police established that 24-year-old Amos beat up his youngest sibling called Thyson until he died before he went on to cut his head.
The deceased was four years old.
Amos, who is of Dobi village in Ga’anda District, Gombi LGA, is said to be suffering from epilepsy, but it is unclear how the condition may have influenced his act.
A source said that “Amos descended on little Thyson, when his health condition became worse.”
A source who spoke on the matter said, “Amos had a seizure outside and slumped on the 18th June, 2023, and was brought back home by neighbours.
“His health condition deteriorated with a complete change in his behaviour the following morning when he violently attacked his mother and younger brothers who were at home with him.
“He grabbed the 4-year-old boy and dragged him into a room where he locked up the door from inside and beat him up to death. All efforts to rescue the small boy by his mother was fruitless.
“He carried the dead body outside where he used the hoe in his possession and cut off the head.”
The Spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the suspect had been saying that he did not do anything, that his younger brother who he was said to have killed was alive and at home.
According to Daily Post, the father of the suspect, Christopher Haruna, who also confirmed the incident, said the tragedy occurred while he was away working on his farm.
He confirmed that Amos has epilepsy and the family had been battling to cure it.