In Crime / News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, May, 2017

Horror: How a Man and His Mother Beat a Driver to Death in Jos

A man and his mother who had the nerve to beat a commercial driver to death in a Jos community, are being made to pay for their evil ways.

 
Sani Lawal, a 25-year-old commercial bus driver, was on Friday arraigned at a Jos Upper Area Court 3, over alleged manslaughter, NAN reports.
Also arraigned was Lawal’s 47-year-old mother, Zainab, who was alleged to have instigated her son to commit the offence.
According to the prosecutor, Ashir Muhammed, the duo, on May 2, beat up one Abdullahi Aziz, another driver to a pulp, in Jos in broad daylight.
He alleged that Zainab had accused Aziz of being rude to her, and ordered her son to beat him up.
“She swore not to forgive her son if he failed to carry out her order,” Muhammed alleged.
He said that Aziz sustained various degrees of injuries and was admitted in an unnamed hospital, where he died on May 8.
“The hospital report confirmed that he died as a result of an injury on the head,” the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor stated that the offence was punishable under Sections 85 and 247 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.
The Magistrate, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, after listening to the prosecution, transferred Lawal’s case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, while his mother’s case of incitement was adjourned till June 27 for mention.
Mohammed ordered that Lawal be remanded in prison custody pending when his case would be taken up by the CID.

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