Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Man Kills His Stepson For Selling Illicit Drugs In Adamawa

A man in Adamawa State has decided to end his stepson’s life after they had a heated argument over the sale of hard drugs.

It was gathered that the man who is identified as Thomas Ajagu, is a local hunter in Toungo local government area of the state.

The father of four, who was charged to court by the police, has been remanded in prison custody for the death of his stepson, Ushahemba Ajagu.

A police statement indicated that he allegedly shot and killed Ajagu during the heat of a disagreement that they had over the selling of tramadol, Indian hemp, gin, and the construction of a tent.

The suspect said he had warned the deceased on several occasions to the extent of reporting him to the hunters’ union and the police in Toungo for him to stop dealing in the illicit substances but to no avail.

He said upon his return from the farm on that fateful day, he met the deceased in the company of his friends smoking Indian hemp and trying to erect a tent where he will sell the substances.

Thomas said he stopped them from erecting the tent, but out of provocation, the deceased entered the house and armed himself with a cutlass, and confronted him in an attempt to attack him. He confessed that he accidentally fired a gunshot while trying to defend himself from being hit with the cutlass as a result of which the deceased fell down after he got hit.

The deceased was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

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