Man kills father with pestle in Jos


By Golok Nanmwa,Jos

A 29-year-old man, Joseph Yakubu, has been arrested by the Plateau State Police Command for allegedly killing his father, Yakubu Dalyop, with a pestle.

It was gathered that Yakubu was said to have picked a pestle and hit his father during a disagreement.

This led to the victim’s unconsciousness and eventual death.

The suspect who committed the act in the Anglo-Jos community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state was among other suspects paraded for various offences on Tuesday by the state Commissioner of Police, Hassan Yabanet, at the command’s headquarters in Jos.

The commissioner who addressed newsmen in Jos said, “On 20/02/2024 at about 6pm, information was received at the Anglo-Jos division by a good Samaritan that on 15/02/2024 at about 8pm, one Joseph Yakubu, male, 29yrs of Kambel Anglo-Jos had a minor misunderstanding with his father, one Yakubu Dalyop aged 49yrs.

“As a result, the son took a pounding pestle and hit the father on the head.

The father became unconscious and was rushed to the Plateau State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

“Unfortunately, he died on 19/02/2024 at about 1pm while receiving treatment. The suspect has been arrested while the corpse was deposited at the same hospital mortuary”

The commissioner said the case was still under investigation and the suspect would be charged in court upon conclusion of the investigation.

He also said on 01/02/2024 at about 1000pm, Some unknown gunmen numbering about seven persons invaded the house and premises of St. Vincent de Paul parish, Fier district, Pankshin and kidnapped two Parish Priests namely Rev. Fr. Kenneth M. Kanwa and Rev. Fr. Jude Nwachukwu to unknown destination.

“In order to scare the public and clear the way of escaping with the victims, the kidnappers shot and killed one Christopher Maurice Nankyes, male.”