Chikudi Gideon, the son of a former lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, allegedly stabbed his father in the chest with a knife before committing suicide.
Gideon, who lived in Wusasa, Zaria, with his parents, killed himself by jumping from the Dan Magaji flyover after his injured father, Mr. Tseja, was taken to the hospital.
Engineer Isiyaku Yusuf, the head of Wusasa, who confirmed the occurrence, said:
“40-year-old Gideon stabbed his father with a knife and left him in a pool of blood before proceeding to commit suicide.
“The young man was known to be a drug addict and hardly mingled with people. He was always alone and very reserved. It was when people took Gideon’s corpse to his parents’ house that they discovered that his father, Mr. Gideon Tseja, 75, was lying in blood. Therefore people concluded that it was after he finished stabbing the father that he went to kill himself.”