Boy ‘hacks’ father to death over cigarette in Edo

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Sep 1st, 2014
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A 19- year-old boy, Bestman Momodu, has been arrested by the police in Edo State for allegedly hacking his father, Zubeiru Momodu to death over N10 worth of cigarette.

The incident occurred on August 16 at Ubiane, Aviele in Estako West local government area of the state.

Bestman was said to have smoked the cigarette belonging to his father and a fracas ensued after the father discovered the cigarette missing.

It was during the fracas that the suspect brought out a cutlass and cut his father three times, killing him instantly.

Bestman was among the 68 suspects paraded by the Edo State Police Command on Monday.

He told journalists that he mistakenly killed his father during the argument.

“You know it was the kind of life we used to live. It was a mistake,” he said.

The police also paraded one Endurance Igbinovia who posed as the state Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo to defraud the Chairman of Akugbe Venture, Mr. Tony Kabaka, of N400,000.

Police said the suspect earlier collected N200, 000 from Kabaka under the pretext that he was stranded in Abuja and few days later requested another N200, 000 with a promise to help recruit the victim boys into the Nigeria Custom Service.

The suspect denied the allegation and claimed that it was a friend that used his phone to commit the fraud.

Seven suspects were held for defiling minors aged between 6 and 13, while five suspects were arrested for raping teenagers.

The state police boss urged the people to know their neighbours and monitor uncompleted buildings within their area.

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