Two young men are in police custody over alleged brutal murder of an 85 year old man in a community in Adamawa state.
The accused identified as Gayawan Danzaria, 22, and Thank-God Obadia, 18, hail from Shimba in Dumne Development Area, Song Local Government Area, Adamawa state.
Gayawan and Thank-God are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Adamawa state Police Command in connection to murder.
The suspects axed the 85 year old man and resident of Shimba to death after the deceased was accused of witchcraft by a woman who allegedly hired the Young Men.
The woman who is now at large had accused the deceased of bewitching her son and arranged with the alleged assassins on how to go after him.
This medium learnt that the woman paid the sum of N2, 000, to the accused with a promise to add the sum of N3, 000, making a total sum of N5, 000 after successfully executing the old man.
After collecting the part payment, Thank-God armed himself with an axe and stormed the residence of the deceased by 10:00am while people were away.
It was further gathered that the 18 year old Thank-God found the octogenarian lying down in his apartment and hit him mercilessly with the axe on his forehead as a result of which he gave up the ghost on the spot.
When contacted by our correspondent the image maker of the Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspects are being investigated in connection to the heinous crime.
SP Nguroje, added that the accused will be charged to court after the completion of investigation and warned citizens to avoid taking laws into their own hands.