Adamu Mai-bisco, 28, has been arrested for hacking his father, mother and two sisters to death while they slept in their home at Batayya ward in Potiskum, Yobe, Monday night, (May, 18).
Adamu upon arrest had confessed to the police that before killing his family, he had taken ‘Tramadol and Indian hemp’.
A witness to the incident named Malam Ibrahim, said he saw Adamu come out of their family house with a shovel and jack knife, declaring that he had slain his family.
Ibrahim said, “He told me that ‘na gama da su’ meaning ‘l have finished them.’ I asked what he meant by that, and he started chasing me with the knife.
He was intercepted by good Samaritans, bundled and handed over to police around 1:00am.”
Another witness said that before the attack, Adamu had a habit of threatening to kill, just as a different source revealed Adamu’s parent’s had threatened to report him to security agents on suspicions of him being a member of Boko Haram.
The source said, “I gathered that the parents said they will report him to security as a Boko Haram. He did not take that threat lightly and so decided to killed the while they were all asleep,”
The family members killed were his father Malam Magaji Mai-Bisco, 65; Mother, Mama Ado, 50; sisters Aisha, 16; and Zainab,14.
According to Islamic rites, all four family members were buried Tuesday, (May, 17).
The Police Public Relation Officer in Yobe State ASP Toyin Gbadegesin said in a statement to the press that the offence was committed under section 221 of the penal code law.
The text read:
Culpable homicide contrary to penal code law section221.offence committed by Adamu Mai Bisco, 28 year-old of Bataiya area of Potiskum, Yobe state.
Apparently under the influence of Hard drugs of Marijuana, and Tramol capsules, the suspect without any provocation as the victims were fast asleep pickup up a shovel attacked and killed his father, mother and 2 sisters.
The incident took place at about 1.00am. Upon the receipt of a distress call, police moved in and arrested the suspect, recovered the exhibit and the suspect is still being interrogated.
Interim investigation reports revealed that the suspect is a drug addict as he confessed to have consumed illicit drugs.
The bodies of the victims were evacuated to the hospital for medical examination. Suspect to be charged to court.
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