Civil servant kills mother in Adamawa

A 42-year-old farmer, Clement Tumba, has been arraigned before a Yola High Court, in Adamawa State, for allegedly killing his mother.

It was gathered that the incident followed a dispute over proceeds from the family land.

Tumba, father of five, who hails from Dilchim community in the Michika local government area, allegedly ended the life of his aged mother, Regina Daniel, with a rope.

The accused told the court, presided over by Justice Helen Tumba, that he acted under provocation. He said he was angry when his mother advised him to reconcile with his sister, Rebecca, over the sale of the land.

He further told the court that he met his mother seated in their house around 12a.m when he returned from a pub and told her to enter her room and sleep. He said his mother, however, started telling him to reconcile with his sister, adding that he became angry, picked a rope and strangulated her, who died on the spot.

Tumba disclosed that when his neighbour attempted to intervene, he pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him, adding that the neighbour invited a vigilance group, which apprehended him.

The suspect insisted that he was provoked over the family land that was sold by other family members when he was on transfer to Maiha LGA as a civil servant, saying he was not given his share of the money, adding that his mother collected his share.

The court adjourned the case till February 24, 2021 for continuation of trial.

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