A boy identified as Kefas Luca, has told Police how his 40-year-old mother, Mary, beat his father to death
According to Punch the incident occurred in the Gonin-Gora of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday
It was gathered that the trouble started after the deceased arrived home at midnight in which an argument ensued between him and the wife.
It was also gathered that on several occasions, Mary had warned her husband against coming home late but the husband would not heed to her warning until that fateful day.
But at about 3am, the unthinkable happened. According to the deceased’s first son, Kefas, he heard his father screaming for help. Kefas said his mum shouted that it was armed robbers that were attacking them and told him not to enter the room.
Kefas explained that the more he tried to know what was happening, the louder his mother screamed ‘thieves! thieves!’.
Kefas said by the time he summoned up courage to force his way into his father’s room, he found him vomiting blood and could no longer talk.
He said at that point, his mother was still pretending that it was armed robbers who attacked them.
He said, “I heard my father shouting around 3am that day (Saturday) and so I called on my mother to inquire what was happening.
“My mother shouted back at me from her room to keep off and remain quiet that armed robbers were operating. The more I tried to get closer to my father’s room, the more my mother screamed thieves! thieves! thieves!
“When I finally summoned up courage to enter my father’s room, I found him vomiting blood and he could no longer talk while my mother was still pretending that it was armed robbers that attacked him.
“There was a heavy object by his side and he was bleeding profusely from his forehead. At daybreak, neighbours came around to help and the police outpost at Gonin Gora arrested my mother and took her to Sabon Tasha Police station.”
The Police Public Relations Officer at the Command, Abubakar Zubairu, who confirmed the arrest, said Mary had been detained by the command for further investigation.