A young man has been arrested for punching an elderly man to death while high on drugs.
A 27-year-old man, Musa Inuwa, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for allegedly punching a 60-year-old man to death, while high on some illicit substance.
The incident happened in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and Commandant of the corps in the state, Abdullahi Ibrahim, narrated that the suspect was arrested at Jidari Polo Bus Stop area in the state capital.
“The suspect was apprehended by the youth vigilance team known as Civilian JTF, who brought the accused to NSCDC command.
The victim, who suffered grievous bodily harm leading to his death, was said to have asked the suspect were he could locate a chemist to buy drugs.
Unknown to the victim, the suspect was already intoxicated on illicit substance and told the old man that he was disturbing him. The suspect then punched him. The man fell forward and hit his head on the concrete pavement that rendered him unconscious.
The victim was quickly rushed to Umaru Shehu Specialist Hospital, but unfortunately passed away as a result of massive brain trauma,” Ibrahim said.