IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Katsina State Police Command has arrested Najib Umar Shehu, a 200 level student of the Federal University, Dutsinma, for killing his stepmother.
It was gathered that the Shehu clubbed his stepmother to death with a pestle at their residence.
The 25-year-old student had on several occasions, expressed his disdain for his step mother, Asiya Mohammed, a retired civil servant with the Katsina State Government, threatening to kill her one day.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, in a statement on Thursday, 25 August, said the suspect also broke his father’s leg with same pestle.
“On 18/08/2022 at about 1600hrs, one Najib Shehu, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Ambassador Quarters, Katsina, had a misunderstanding with his step mother, Asiya Mohammed, ‘F’, aged 60yrs of the same address,” he stated.
“He went into the kitchen, grabbed a pestle, hit her severally with it on her head and as a result of which she sustained head injuries and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“In the spur of the moment, suspect also hit his father severally with the said pestle on his leg and sustained fracture into different places on his leg.
“Suspect has been arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence. The said pestle has been recovered as exhibit. Investigation is ongoing.”