A 48-year-old man, Hassan Usman, has killed his 87-year-old mother for not giving him money to buy a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.The incident occurred in Giron-Masa of Ngaski local government area of Kebbi State.
Shocked residents of the community, who narrated the incident to LEADERSHIP Sunday, said Usman stabbed his mother to death for refusing to give him money to buy a stimulant which they identified as Indian hemp.
After he stabbed his mother, Hajiya Hauwa popularly known as Mama Yan Biyu, he reportedly left her in the pool of her blood and went to report his act to his late mother’s siblings in another section of the community.
According to the residents, the assasin, who is a former employee of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), sells narcotics including marijuana (Indian hemp) in the village.
The village Head of Giron Masa, Alhaji Hassan Usman, who is also a relative of the assasin told LEADERSHIP Sunday that the incident which occurred last Thursday happened when he approached his mother for money, of which she turned down because of her fears that he would use it for his illegal business.
He said the angry Usman, around 3 am of the same day went to his sister’s house, Hassana and informed her about what he had done.
Hassana immediately rushed to the scene but before they could take their old mother to the hospital, she gave up the ghost.
The village Head further said that Usman had even taken his despicable acts to animals in the village by killing them to the amazement of many.