Tragedy struck in Dobi village in Ga’anda District, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State as a 24-year-old man, identified as Amos Christopher, allegedly beat his younger brother to death and beheaded him.
Christopher was said to have pounced on his four-year-old brother till he died before he beheaded him in front of their helpless mother and his other siblings.
According to a source, Amos is suffering from epilepsy, but it is unclear how the condition may have influenced his act.
It was learnt that the suspect descended on little Thyson on June 19, “when his health condition became worse.”
A source who spoke on the matter said, “Amos had a seizure outside and slumped on the 18th June, 2023, and was brought back home by neighbours.
“His health condition deteriorated with a complete change in his behaviour the following morning when he violently attacked his mother and younger brothers who were at home with him.
“He grabbed the 4-year-old boy and dragged him into a room where he locked up the door from inside and beat him up to death. All effort to rescue the small boy by his mother was fruitless.
“He carried the dead body outside where he used the hoe in his possession and cut off the head.”
Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the suspect had been saying that he did not do anything, that his younger brother he was accused of killing is alive and at home.
The father of the suspect, Christopher Haruna, said the incident occurred while he was away in his farm.
He confirmed that Amos has epilepsy and the family had been battling to cure it.