The Jos high court has ordered the remanding of a 25- year- old man, identified as Atagan Danladi who allegedly beheaded his brother, Tomothy after accusing him of killing their father through witchcraft.
According to report gathered , Danladi resides in Bomo village in Bassa local government area of Plateau. he was arrested after he allegedly stabbed and beheaded his brother, and he has been charged for murder.
According to the prosecution counsel, Mr. Luka Pam, Danladi stabbed and beheaded the deceased which he said, contravened the provisions of section 221 of the Penal code and is punishable with death upon conviction.
But the suspects said” Our father was sick and was admitted in December 2020. He died after a while and on getting the information of his death, my late brother fled the house.
He returned a day later and he was beaten and interrogated, he confessed to killing our father and our niece.
” I became very angry and disappointed that he could do such a thing. I picked up a knife and stabbed him, when he fell I severed his head. ”
Justice Arum Ashoms, who gave the order, adjourned the case until 16th November 2021, for hearing.