A 50–year-old woman, Hafsat Aliyu and her son, Babangida Usman, have been apprehended by police in Niger State after beating one Ali Haruna to death.
The tragic incident happened behind Shango Primary School in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger state on April 13.
Usman and his mother are said to have inflicted injuries on the deceased, who died while being rushed to the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Specialist Hospital.
But he claims the intention wasn't to kill him as he was only protecting his mother from his father who regularly assaulted her.
"My mother was not safe with my father because of his temperament. Every day, there would be issues that would escalate to a fight. I never knew he would die, I was only protecting my mother," he said.