25-year-old man arrested for stoning his children to death in Adamawa (photos)


25-year-old man arrested for stoning his children to death in Adamawa (photos)

The Adamawa State Police Command on Thursday, August 18, apprehended a 25-year-old man for allegedly killing two of his children, 3 and 5 years respectively in Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area.

The suspect, Elisha Tari and resident of Himikidu, Michika Local Government Area, was said to have killed the victims with stones and sticks which he had used in hitting them on their heads severally. The incident was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s mother got separated from the suspect two months ago after they had a misunderstanding. The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to the Cameroon, and is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation to ascertain the reason behind the murder of his children.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, expressed his sadness over the sad act and has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure prosecution of the suspect to serve as deterrent to others.

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