Hafsat Aliyu, a 50–year-old housewife and her son, Babangida Usman, have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly beating Ali Haruna to death.
Concise News learnt that the incident occurred on April 13, 2019, behind Shango Primary School in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state.
According to Northern City News, Usman and his mother attacked the deceased during a disagreement, alleging that his father was fond of assaulting his mother.
He said that he merely attempted to protect his mother from his father’s wrath when he slumped and died.
He stated, “My mother was not safe with my father because of his temperament. Every day, there would be issues that would escalate to a fight. I never knew he would die, I was only protecting my mother.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspects admitted to the crime.
Abubakar said Usman and his mother inflicted injuries on the deceased, who died while being taken to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Specialist Hospital.