Father of slain son wants justice
As the trial over the murder of an 18-year-old man, late Babangida Aliyu, started at the high court in Gwagwalada, Abuja, his father says he wants justice for his slain child’s death.
Alhaji Bala Aliyu, the father of late Babangida, expressed his fear that he may not get justice for his son’s death, alleging that the accused persons were trying to subvert justice.
He said that the parents of the accused persons were wealthy and highly placed who would not want their children to go to jail.
He said: “The way their bail was handled even at the criminal investigation department (CID) command gives me serious concern and I’m wondering if justice will be done for my late son.
“The CID called and told me that the suspects would be charged to court, when I arrived the court at Gwagwalada, only two of the accused persons were in the court and the CID said one was bailed at the CID office.’’
Aliyu, who could not hide his emotions when talking about the circumstances that led to the death of his first child, appealed to the authorities to end killings of innocent citizens by cultists.
He said that his son was killed after he had an argument on a football field at FHA Phase 2, Karu Islamic School, with the accused persons.
He said that the argument degenerated into a fight before the security man separated the fighters and his son left for home. But the assailants followed his son home and asked his mother to hand him over to them, he added.
On hearing them talking to his mother, Babangida came to the gate and when they saw him, they pounced on him and stabbed him in the stomach. He was rushed to Custom’s hospital where he died few hours later.
“He was killed before his mother at home in Federal Housing, Karu, by three persons alleged to be cult members over a minor argument they had on a football field on April 14, 2016’’ the father said.