Operatives of the Adamawa Police Command have apprehended Amos Christopher, a man suffering from epilepsy, who allegedly killed his four-year-old brother, Thyson.
Amos, a 24-year-old who lives in Dobi village in Ga’anda District, Gombi Local Government Area, allegedly committed the act in one of the apartments in their home on June 19, 2023.
SP Suleiman Nguroje, the Adamawa State Police Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest in a statement.
He explained that the accused strangled his younger brother before beheading him and dismembering his body with a hoe.
Christopher Haruna, the father of the suspect, blamed the unfortunate incident on his son’s ill health.
He said, “A day before the incident on June 18, 2023, Amos had experienced a seizure and slumped. But his health condition further 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.”
Explaining further, he said Amos then took his brother, who was alone, and brutally murdered him.
“He grabbed the four years old boy and dragged him into a room, where he locked up the door from inside and beat him up to death. All efforts by his mother to rescue him were fruitless.
“He then carried the dead body outside, where he used the hoe in his possession and cut off the head as well as dismembered the body into two.”
While being interrogated by the command spokesperson, Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the suspect, who hardly speaks, denied killing anyone.
“I didn’t do anything; my younger brother is at home,” he simply told the police.
Haruna said he was away on his farm on the day of the incident, adding that he only returned home to find his deceased son in a pool of his own blood and his body dismembered.