As deplorable was matricide is, a middle-aged man reportedly murder is his octogenarian mother in Jos.
A man identified as Bravo Kunde, said to be a junior staff in a branch of an old generation bank in Jos, in the early hours of yesterday, allegedly murdered his 80-year-old mother in cold blood.
DSP Emmanuel Abuh, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the matricide which occurred at Jenta Mangoro community of Jos North local government area, as reported by Vanguard news.
The deceased, identified as Mama Yakubu, was said to have sustained head injuries as a results of machete cuts inflicted on her by her son.
Baba Nati, a relative of the deceased disclosed that;
Neighbours heard shouts in the house at about 6am as the old woman was crying for help but before they could get there, the old woman was already lying in the pool of her blood.
It was gathered that relatives and neighbours beat the suspect, who was into excessive drinking and smoking, to coma. DSP Abuh said the suspect was picked up by the police in a state of coma and taken to hospital, adding that investigation was ongoing.
A family member, Moses Yakubu, explained that the suspect, who is his elder brother, was restless the night before the incident and that no one could tell what prompted him to commit the dastardly act on their helpless mother.
According to him, the suspect is in the habit of drinking and smoking excessively and the situation led to his mental derangement. Most neighbours claimed that the matricide was caused by the poor mental health of Bravo Kunde, the suspect.