Update: Police parade man who killed his stepmother with pestle in Katsina

Najib Umar Shehu, 25, was paraded by the Katsina State Police Command for killing his stepmother with a pestle.

The Federal University of Dutsinma’s 200-level student showed his contempt for their stepmother Asiya Mohammed, a retired civil officer with the Katsina State Government, on numerous times and threatened to kill her one day.

Police parade man who killed his stepmother with pestle in Katsina

The deceased

Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, in a statement on Thursday, August 25, said the suspect also broke his father’s leg with same pestle. 

“On 18/08/2022 at about 1600hrs, one Najib Shehu, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Ambassador Quarters, Katsina, had a misunderstanding with his step mother, Asiya Mohammed, ‘F’, aged 60yrs of the same address,” he stated.

“He went into the kitchen, grabbed a pestle, hit her severally with it on her head and as a result of which she sustained head injuries and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor

“In the spur of the moment, suspect also hit his father severally with the said pestle on his leg and sustained fracture into different places on his leg.

“Suspect has been arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence. The said pestle has been recovered as exhibit. Investigation is ongoing”

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