IBADAN, Nigeria ( VOICE OF NAIJA)- A 25-year-old man, Elisha Tari, was arrested in Adamawa State, for allegedly killing two of his children, 3 and 5 years respectively in Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Elisha Tari, reportedly 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 victims’ mother separated from the suspect two months ago after they had a misunderstanding.
The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to 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.