The suspect was said to have been alone with the father when he committed the crime at the St Mary’s Primary School area of Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, on Wednesday night.
A neighbour in the same compound, Miss Nana Bello, said Muhammed had been misbehaving since Wednesday morning which made neighbours to urge his father to report him to the police and get him arrested to avoid problems.
She said Muhammed, a Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) holder who refused to further his education despite the effort by his father was suspected to be into drugs.
Miss Nana explained that on the day of the incident she came back from work around 10pm. “When I came home, I knocked on the gate and nobody opened it. I then opened it with a spare key and shouted as usual, ‘Baba’. Muhammed answered from Baba’s room that baba was not around. I became suspicious and called my fiance.
“We called Baba’s phone number but it was switched off. We rushed and lodged a complaint at the police station and policemen followed us to the house.
“When we entered the room Baba was lying in a pool of blood but breathing. We rushed him to the hospital. This morning, we heard the news that Baba is dead.”
Confirming the incident, the police spokesman in the state, DSP Williams Aya (DSP), said the suspect had been arrested.
DSP Aya explained that: “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of ‘A’ Division, Lokoja, received a distress call that one Muhammed Yusuf, 21-year-old, of behind St Mary’s Primary School, Lokoja, attacked and injured his father.
“The police moved to the scene where they met the victim, Yusuf Ibrahim, in a pool of his blood with a serious injury on his head. He was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, and the suspect was arrested.
“But today, one of the victim’s sons came to the station and reported that their father had died at the hospital. We went there, took photographs and deposited the body at the mortuary and have commenced an investigation”.