The police in Adamawa state have arrested two young men over the alleged brutal murder of an 85-year-old man in a community in Adamawa state who was accused of being a wizard.
Preliminary investigation by the police shows that the suspects identified as Gayawan Danzaria, 22, and Thank-God Obadia, 18, both from Shimba in Dumne Development Area, Song Local Government Area of the state were contracted by a woman currently on the run to murder the deceased. According to the suspects, the woman contracted them to kill the man who she said is a wizard and had casted a spell on her son.
The suspects charged her N5000 to commit the murder. She paid an initial deposit of N2000 and promised to pay the balance after the act had been done. After collecting the part payment, Thank-God armed himself with an axe and stormed the residence of the deceased by 10:00am while people were away. Thank-God found the octogenarian lying down in his apartment and hit him mercilessly with the axe on his forehead as a result of which he gave up the ghost on the spot.
Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspects are now in police custody and that efforts are being made to apprehend the woman who contracted them.