A 31-year-old man, Nicodemus Ignatius, has blamed marijuana after he beat his 75-year-old father to death in Adamawa.
The incident happened on March 3, 2022, in Song town, Song Local Government Area of the state after the suspect returned from a drinking joint.
A neighbour, who spoke to Punch Metro said, “Nicodemus had returned home from the joint where he usually drinks at about 8:00 pm on that fateful day and met his late father and mother in the room and decided to lock both of them up.
“But the 75-year-old Ignatius, sensing danger and afraid of the possibility of his son setting the house on fire, jumped out through the window to escape. He was unaware that his son had since armed himself with a stick.
“The suspect, who was wielding the stick, pounced on his father and hit him with the stick, breaking his head and resulting in his untimely death.”
Nicodemus, who could not give any coherent explanation for the murder of his father, said, ” I smoked Indian hemp on that fateful day and bitterly regret my action.”
DSP Suleiman Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect would soon be charged to court.
He said the accused will soon be charged to court upon completion of the investigation, and cautioned the general public to desist from taking laws into their own hands.