The operatives of Niger State police command have arrested a 40-year-old man Samaila Shuaibu for allegedly torturing his six-year-old son Habibu to death.
Alhaji Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the arrest in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital, on Monday.
Usman said that a good Nigerian from Unguwar Tunga Maje in Suleja Local Government Area of the state, where the suspect resides, reported the matter to police.
The commissioner alleged that Shuaibu was giving his late son extra mural at home but beat him to death because the deceased did not perform well.
He said that the suspect had admitted that he tortured the son and never knew it would lead to his death.
“We have since commenced investigation into the case and the suspect will be charged to court,” the commissioner said.
The commissioner urged parents to desist from giving unnecessary punishment to children as those found doing so would be arrested and prosecuted.