A 25-year-old man identified as Dodo Baraje is now cooling his heels in police net after he allegedly killed his uncle simply identified as Baraje, 50, who chided him over his drinking habit.
According to reports, the suspect was apprehended while trying to escape by men of the Niger State Police Command attached to the Bangi Police Division of the state.
The incident reports say, happened when the pair had a heated argument over Dodo’s love for a local brew called ‘suck and die’ which later saw the suspect shooting the victim for advising him against taking the drink.
In his confessional statement, the suspect said he took the action after his uncle beat him for taking the drink which he said could ruin his life.
Dodo said; “Out of annoyance, I ran into the house, picked a gun and shot him. I never knew that he would die, he was only correcting me so that I will be a better person in the society, someone my family will be proud of.
“I don’t know how I am going to explain this to my family, especially to my wife who loved my late uncle so much. In fact, I was under the influence of alcohol; ordinarily I wouldn’t have killed my uncle who took care of me.
“I had never quarreled with him before, honestly, I don’t know what came over me. May Allah forgive me. I now realise what I have done to my life, I am a fool,” the father of four lamented.
The unfortunate incident was confirmed by Muhammad Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer, who revealed that one single-barrelled gun was recovered from the suspect who will soon be charged to court.
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