Man Kills Mother For Refusing To Give Him 'Disappearing' Charm
Agagu Adau is from Kisaghyip village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Adau’s father, was a native doctor, but he died four years ago, after promising to hand over a charm that makes him disappear to his child, Agagu.
But the story is different now, as Agagu claims that charm made him kill his mother.
He claims that on his father's dying bed, he handed over the charm that could make him disappear to his mother.
She was to hold on to it until he turns 18.
He is 18 years now and he believes it is time to have the charm.
He claims his mother had refused to hand it over. A decision that angered him to the point that he chose to kill her.
The charm, according to him, could make his father disappear and appear at will and he wants to own that power.
A family source told newsmen that Agugu committed the crime on the Kisaghyip village farm.
The source said that Agugu, after killing his mother, removed 20,000 Naira from her blood-soaked clothes and used it to buy a mobile phone, a shirt and a pair of slippers.
A spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Tyopev Terna, confirmed that the suspect is in police custody, but declined further comments.
“Investigation is ongoing. The details are not ready. Please understand with us and be patient,” th News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying.
But Agugu, who gave reason for his crime said: “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.
“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.
However, the suspect's elder brother, David has dismissed these claims.
“Prior to the incident, the family had faced several problems with Agugu. He was fond of stealing and causing trouble.
“I believe he killed our mother because of the 20,000 Naira I gave her a day before the incident. I work at the mines in Barkin-Ladi, and usually give my earnings to our mother to keep for me.
“I handed over the money to my mother in his presence. In fact, when I gave her the money, she expressed fear that Agugu could attack her to get the money. He has proved her right,” David said.
David said that on his return from work a day after the incident, he asked after the mother but Agugu said he did not know of her whereabouts.
“He said he did not know where my mother was. Later in the day, I saw him with a new mobile phone, a new shirt and slippers, and I became curious.
“I asked him (suspect) where he got them from, but he could not give me satisfactory answers.
“Other family members joined me and we kept pestering him over our mother, but he insisted he knew nothing.
“Three days later, I invited the Police to question my brother. That worked immediately, as he confessed to killing her,” he said.
David said that the suspect later led family members and the police to the farm where they saw the already decomposing corpse of the woman.