One Munkaila Ahmadu of Zarada-Sabuwa village has been apprehended for the murder of his parents in the Gagarawa local government area of Jigawa state.
The police in the North West state confirmed the arrest of the suspect on Thursday.
According to a statement by command’s spokesman, Lawan Shiisu, the suspect, a 37-year-old man, was arrested after allegedly attacking his father, mother and two others with a pestle. The names of his victims are Ahmad Muhammad, 70, Hauwau Ahamadu, 60, Kailu Badugu, 65 and Hakalima Amadu, 60.
A team of policemen evacuated the victims to Gumel General Hospital, where Mr Muhammad and Mrs Ahmadu were certified dead by a medical doctor due to the injuries they sustained in the attack.
The police added that the other two victims were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
“Today, at 11:30 a.m., information received had it that one Munkaila Ahmadu of Zarada-Sabuwa village in Gagarawa LGA of Jigawa used a wooden pestle and attacked the following persons: Ahmadu Muhammad, the village head of Zarada-Sabuwa, Hauwa Ahmadu, Kailu Badugu and Hakalima Amadu, all of Zarada -Sabuwa village in Gagarawa LGA,” the statement said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased were the biological parents of the suspect, said the command.
Police commissioner Aliyu Tafida ordered a “discreet investigation” into the case, after which the suspect would be charged to court, according to the statement.