‘He killed him with a machete’: Man, 25, arrested for hacking his father to death in Sokoto

by ‘Jola Sotubo


A young man in Sokoto has been arrested after he allegedly took the life of his own father with a machete.

25-year-old Bello Mallami is in detention after attacking his 56-year-old father, Mallami Aliyu and striking him till he died.

The incident occurred at the Kofar Market environs of the Sokoto North Local Government Area.

Leadership reports:

The incident, which sent fear into the residents of the area, was said to have happened at about 2am on Sunday.

Sokoto State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Sani El-Mustapha, who confirmed the incident, assured that investigation had begun.

El-Mustapha said, “The boy is in detention now and investigation has begun. Though, we discovered he was intoxicated and wasn’t himself at the moment, however, the security is waiting for him to regain his consciousness and feel remorse before further investigation.”

Narrating the incident, Fatima Aliyu, wife of slain Aliyu and mother of Bello Fatima Aliyu, said the incident happened on Sunday night at about 2am. According to her, Bello met his father on that fateful night at about 2am saying his Nafilat prayers and threatened to kill him.

As soon as he posed the threat, he brought out his machete and struck his father in the head and continued hitting him until he confirmed that he was dead before he took the corpse and buried it within the vicinity. The slain Mallami Aliyu was said to be an official with the Centre for Islamic Studies of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

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