The Plateau State Police Command on Friday confirmed the arrest of a 25-year-old man, Bernard Danlami, who allegedly stoned his father to death in Mangu community.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Onyeka Bartholomew, confirmed this when he briefed journalists at his headquarters in Jos on Friday on the activities of the command.
He said, “A case of culpable homicide was reported at the Mangu Police Station of the command on 12/05/2022 at about 6pm that a fight took place between two brothers, namely Bernard Danlami ‘m’, 25 years old and Zugumnan Danlami ‘m’, 18 years old of COCIN Shamsoho, Kerang Mangu LGA over a bucket of water on 11/05/2022 at about 9.20pm.
“When their father, one Danladi Mangna, reprimanded Bernard Danladi for being rude and hit him with a stick, Bernard picked up a stone and hit his father on the forehead, causing serious injury which eventually led to his father’s death.
“After receiving the case, the suspect was arrested and interrogated. The suspect has confessed to the crime. He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
The Commissioner, who also paraded about ten other suspects for various offences including criminal conspiracy, cattle rustling and kidnapping, advised the public to report suspicious movements and persons to the police and other law enforcement agencies to nip crime in the bud.
The Commissioner added: “We are ready to respond within a reasonable time when we receive an emergency call.
“I also call on all residents of Plateau State to cooperate and synergise with the police by giving us useful information in a timely manner to fight all forms of crime.”