Men of the Niger state police command has arrested a man for mistakenly stabbing his mother to death at Zawiyya Tudunwada in the Kontagora area of the state.
According to reports, the man was engaged in a scuffle with his wife when his mother stepped in between them to break up the fight.
It is alleged that he grabbed a knife and tried to stab his wife, but mistakenly stabbed his mother who was trying to separate the fight instead. She reportedly died instantly from the stab wounds.
After news of his mother’s death got out, police arrived at the scene and arrested the man.
See a photo of his wife and deceased mother below,
In other news, the Ogun state police command has arrested a 35-year-old man, Sunday Alani, for allegedly stealing a one-year-old child at Atolashe village in Odeda local government area of Ogun state.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the policemen attached to Odeda divisional headquarters that while the little girl was playing around in her parent’s compound, the suspect took advantage of the inattentive of her mother who was busy frying (garri) cassava flakes and stylishly took the little girl after which he started running away with her.
A passerby, who noticed the suspicious movement of the suspect called the attention of the mother who then raised alarm.
Upon the distress call, the Dpo Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode quickly mobilized his men in conjunction with so safe corpsmen and moved to the scene. The suspect was chased to the bush where he was arrested and the child rescued from him.