The Yobe state police command has arrested 28 year old, Adamu Mai Bisco, for hacking his mother, father and sisters to death with a shovel while they slept at their home in Potiskum town of Yobe state yesterday Monday May 16th.
According to the state's Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin, the suspect is believed to have carried out the dastardly act under the influence of hard drugs, according to The Nation.
The Yobe PPRO said the offence was committed under section 221 of the penal code law. “Culpable homicide contrary to penal code law section221.offence committed by Adamu Mai Bisco, 28yrs old of Bataiya area of Potiskum, yobe state.
Apparently under the influence of Hard drugs of Marijuana, and Tramol capsules, the suspect without any provocation as the victims were fast asleep pickup up a shovel attacked and killed his father, mother and 2 sisters.The incident took place at about 1.00am.
Upon the receipt of a distress call, police moved in and arrested the suspect, recovered the exhibit and the suspect is still being interrogated. Interim investigation reports revealed that the suspect is a drug addict as he confessed to have consumed illicit drugs. The bodies of the victims were evacuated to the hospital for medical examination.Suspect to be charged to court,”.
Other sources in the community where the incident happened, said the parents of the suspect had threaten to report the suspect to the police for allegedly being a member of Boko Haram “I gathered that the parents said they will report him to security as a Boko Haram. He did not take that threat lightly and so decided to killed the while they were all asleep,” a source informed.