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Teenager murders mother over father’s charm



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A teenager, Agagu Adau said he murdered his mother for refusing to hand over a disappearing charm his father bequeathed to him.

The 18-year old suspect also told investigators that after he killed the mother, he took the N20, 000 she had on her and dumped the corpse in a bush.

The incident happened in Kisaghyip village farm in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

“When I was 14 years old, my late father, who was a native doctor, showed me a charm that enabled him to disappear and reappear at will. He promised to handover the charm to me when I turn 18.

“On his dying bed four years ago, he gave my mother the charm and asked her to give me when I turn 18. But I am now 18 and she has refused to give it to me.

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“On this fateful day at the farm, I asked her about it, but she threatened to throw the charm into the river, if I disturbed her too much.

“Her response infuriated me and I suddenly felt that she was of no value as a mother. I immediately slaughtered her with the knife I was using to harvest potatoes.

“After slaughtering her, I dumped her body in the bush,” he said.

The suspect later led police to where he buried his mother’s corpse.

Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, confirmed the incident and said investigation was ongoing.