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Man kills his father because he refused to approve his engagement to girlfriend

By Mason White 11:55 AM March 9, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A man is dead after being beaten by his own son because he refused to approve an engagement, police in Nigeria said.

Taraba State Police said that a 32-year-old man, identified as Babangida Sule, fatally stabbed his father, Marwa Sule, on Wednesday.

According to the initial police investigation, Babangida killed and dismembered his father using a sharp machete. When police arrived at the scene, the son already fled from the house.

A vigilante group organized a search for the suspect, and they found him hiding near a river behind some bushes. They held him down until police arrived at the scene.

Police said that several years ago, the suspect beat his father to near death during an argument. At that time, the father refused to press charges against his son.

The suspect will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for a bail hearing, while charges are still pending.