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Man beheads brother for allegedly killing father through witchcraft in Plateau




A Excessive Courtroom in Jos on Tuesday ordered {that a} 25-year-old man, Atagan Danladi, who allegedly beheaded his brother after accusing him of killing their father via witchcraft, be remanded in a correctional centre.

NAN studies that police charged Danladi, who resides in Bomo village in Bassa Native Authorities Space of Plateau with culpable murder.

Justice Arum Ashoms, who gave the order, adjourned the matter till Nov. 16 for listening to.

The defendant pleaded not responsible to the cost.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mr Luka Pam, instructed the courtroom that the defendant stabbed and beheaded his brother.

The offence, he stated, contravened the provisions of Part 221 of the Penal Code and is punishable with dying upon conviction.

In an announcement to the police which was made accessible to the courtroom, the defendant stated he killed his brother, Timothy, after he confessed to killing their father via witchcraft.

“Our father was sick and was admitted in December 2020. He died after some time and on getting the knowledge of his dying, my late brother fled the home.

“He returned a day later and he was overwhelmed and interrogated, he confessed to killing our father and our niece.

“I grew to become very indignant and upset that he may do such a factor. I picked up a knife and stabbed him, when he fell I severed his head,” he stated.

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