A 25 year old identified as Dodo Baraje, has been arrested by men of the Niger State Police Command for allegedly murdering his uncle, identified as Baraje during a heated argument over his excessive consumption of a local alcoholic drink known as ”Suck and Die” at their home in Shirumbu village, Maraga Local Government Area of the state.
Dodo who lived with the deceased from childhood, had refused to heed the advise of his uncle to desist from taking the local alcoholic drink over fears that it might ruin his life.
On the day of the incident, his 50 year old uncle had attemped to stop him from going to take the local drink. Dodo got angry, went into the house, picked up his one singled-barrelled gun and shot his uncle dead.
He was apprehended by residents of the community while trying to run away, he was immediately handed over to the police.
Dodo narrated that his act was done out of annoyance,
“I ran into the house, picked a gun and shot him. I never knew that he would die, he was only correcting me so that I will be a better person in the society, someone my family will be proud of. The father of four added, “I don’t know how I am going to explain this to my family, especially to my wife who loved my late uncle so much. In fact, I was under the influence of alcohol; ordinarily I wouldn’t have killed my uncle who took care of me. I had never quarreled with him before, honestly, I don’t know what came over me. May Allah forgive me. I now realized what I have done to my life, I am a fool” he said
Dodo noted that he is very sad about the incident, as he realizes that his uncle’s actions were geared towards making him a better person.