Police arrest man in Adamawa for beating, stoning his children to death

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The police in Adamawa State have arrested one Elisha Tari for killing his two children after he allegedly hit them with stones and sticks repeatedly until they died.

The 25- year-old resident of Himikidu village in Michika Local Government Area of the state, was said to have two months ago, separated from his wife and mother of the two children, after a misunderstanding.

Spokesperson for the state police command, SP Sulemann Nguroje, in a statement on Saturday, said the suspect was reported by his father and was on the verge of running away to Cameroon when he was arrested.

His statement reads: “A 25-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Adamawa for killing allegedly murder of two (2) of his children age bracket 3 years and 5 years respectively in Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area.

“The suspect, Elisha Tari and resident of Himikidu, Michika Local Government Area, was said to have killed the victims with stones and sticks which he had used in hitting them on their heads severally.

“The incident was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s mother got separated from the suspect two (2) months ago after they had a misunderstanding.

“The incident was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.

“The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to Cameroon Republic, and is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation to ascertain the reason behind the murder of his own biological children.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande who expressed his sadness over the in-human act however, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure prosecution of the suspect to serve as deterrant to others.

“The CP equally calls on members of the public to always report to the police all act of criminality within their locals.”