Adamawa Man Beats His Brother To Death Before Beheading Him
In a harrowing turn of events, the Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended a 24-year-old man, Amos Christopher, on allegations of brutally beating his four-year-old brother, Thyson, to death. The incident occurred on June 19, 2023, within the confines of their residence in Dobi village, located in Ga’anda District, Gombi Local Government Area.
According to a statement released by SP Suleiman Nguroje, the spokesperson for the Adamawa State Police, Amos reportedly strangled his younger brother before proceeding to behead him and dismember his body, employing a horrifying act of violence with a hoe.
Family members of the accused assert that Amos suffers from epilepsy, a neurological disorder known to cause seizures. Tragically, it was during a period of his deteriorating health condition that the alleged murder took place.
Amidst the heart-wrenching circumstances, Christopher Haruna, the suspect’s father, sheds light on the events leading up to the tragic incident. Haruna explains, “A day before the incident, on June 18, 2023, Amos experienced a seizure and collapsed. However, his health took a drastic turn the following morning, as his behavior underwent a complete transformation. Violently attacking his mother and younger brothers, who were present in the household, marked the onset of a horrifying chain of events.”
Elaborating on the incident, Haruna reveals that Amos seized the opportunity when his four-year-old brother was alone and carried out the brutal act. “He forcibly took the young boy into a room, locking the door from inside, and mercilessly beat him until he succumbed to his injuries. Despite his mother’s valiant attempts to rescue him, her efforts were tragically in vain,” Haruna narrates.
Subsequently, Amos took the lifeless body outside and utilized the hoe he possessed to sever the head and dismember the remains into two parts. The scene was one of unspeakable horror.
During the interrogation conducted by Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the spokesperson for the police command, the suspect, who rarely communicates, adamantly denied any involvement in the heinous crime. With a simple statement, he conveyed, “I didn’t do anything; my younger brother is at home.”
Christopher Haruna, the father, discloses that he was absent on the day of the incident, attending to his farm. Upon returning home, he was confronted with the unimaginable sight of his deceased son lying in a pool of blood, his body cruelly dismembered.
As the investigation progresses, authorities are working tirelessly to ascertain the facts surrounding this distressing case, delving into the circumstances that led to such a tragic and devastating outcome for the family involved.