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Money ritual: Adamawa court sentences father to death for killing son

The Adamawa State High Court VII on Thursday sentenced Bappa Alti of Ganji village in Gombi Local Government Area for killing his son, Buba Bappa for money ritual.

The court presided by Justice Fatma Ahmed Tafida, convicted Bappa for chopping-off his son’s head with a cutlass.

Investigations revealed that the convict was tricked by some suspected ritualists that are at large, in order to make money.

The late Buba went to the bush to rear his cattle on the 13th July, 2013 unknown to him, his dad had hatched a plan to take his life.

Bappa was said to use his rearing stick to hit Buba’s head which lead to his dead and then uses a cutlass to chop his head leaving the body in a pool of blood.

On getting home, the evil dad enquired from his wife whether Buba had return from the farm.

The wife said the son didn’t return leading to tension and confusion in the family, that led to the deceased search in the bush.

The convict in company of the community and his brothers searched for the deceased the first day but to no avail and continue the next day.

The search team went the next into the bushes and they found Buba’s body without the head which lead them to become suspicious of the father and they immediately apprehended him.

The community reported the case to Gombi Divisional Police headquarters who arrested Bappa instantly before investigations.

He was later referred to Criminal Investigation Department Yola, for further investigation where he confessed to his crime.

The convict lead the CID team to the scene and where he buried the head which was exhumed by the Police as evidence.

The middle aged suspect was arraigned before the court for culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to section 221 of the penal code of law.

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