29-year-old Man Arrested For Killing His Father With Pestle In Plateau

According to the CP, the suspect picked a pestle and hit his father during a minor misunderstanding.
A 29-year-old man, Joseph Yakubu, has been arrested by the Plateau State Police Command over the alleged murder of his father, Yakubu Dalyop, with a pestle.

The unfortunate incident occurred in the Anglo-Jos community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

Yakubu was among other suspects paraded for various offences by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hassan Yabanet, at the command’s headquarters in Jos on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

According to the CP, the suspect picked a pestle and hit his father during a minor misunderstanding.

“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,” the police boss stated.

“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.”

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

The commissioner said after studying the security situation in the state, he had designed a new operational template for the command which would flush out criminals from their nests across the state.

He said the application of the new operational strategies within a few weeks in office had started yielding positive results with the arrest of criminals paraded for criminal conspiracy, trespass, disturbance of public peace, kidnapping, and culpable homicide.

He assured the people of adequate protection of their lives and property while soliciting their support and cooperation to achieve the objective.

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