Abuja teen pounds father for fighting his mum

A teenage boy in Abuja identified as Emmanuel John has been arrested by the FCT Police for pounding his father with a pestle.

Sources testified that the 16-year-old had hit his father, Monday John, with the pestle during a fight with his wife, Mercy John. The incident reportedly took place in their home on Tuesday, 2nd May, about 10 PM.

The couple were said to have had a heated quarrel that turned fistful. And Emmanuel took sides with his mum and attacked his father.

The father-son combat quickly escalated as Emmanuel rushed for a pestle and struck his father with it. Monday was rushed to the hospital but was later confirmed dead.

According to the Police, a case of culpable homicide was reported to the Karshi Police Station by one Yusuf Ayuba the next day being Wednesday, 3rd May. Emmanuel was then taken into custody. The suspect will be arraigned in a juvenile court after investigations.