The police in Abuja have accused one Huzaifa Hussaini Usman, of killing his father, Alhaji Hussaini Usman, a contractor.
The 22-year-old suspect, who is his father’s last son, according to Daily Trust, strangled the victim to death at their residence at Abdulkareem Adisa Estate, Apo, Abuja on October 28 while both were home alone.
The report said that the alleged killer son carried out the dastardly act in the wee hours and to conceal his act, claimed armed robbers invaded the house and were responsible for the murder, a claim neighbours faulted.
Quoting the paper: “A neighbour of the deceased was said to have explained that after the morning prayers, those that came late to the mosque reportedly heard some noises coming from the deceased’s house and put a call across to him but that he didn’t answer.
“They were said to have finally gotten access to the house after calling the wife of the deceased.
“When they entered, they saw the dead body of Alhaji in the sitting room. Those that entered said they were suspicious because they knocked on the door several times and it took a long while before it was eventually opened.
“Huzaifa was said to have told people that after he discovered his father had been killed and the assailants had left, he dragged the corpse to the sitting room from the compound and he went to call his mother before they went to the mosque to call for assistance.
The family source said this conflicting narrative led to further questions. “Huzaifa said they went to call people from the mosque but the people from the mosque said they actually went on their own to make enquiries in the house. These are a group of people, so we believe they cannot be lying.”