The Adamawa state police command on Monday arrested two young men for allegedly killing an old man accused of witchcraft.
The duo, Gayawan Danzaria, 22; and Thank-God Obadia, 18, who hail from Shimba in Song Local Government Area, are being investigated by the police over the murder.
It was gathered that the suspects axed the 85-year-old man to death after he was accused of witchcraft by a woman who allegedly hired them.
According to the police, the woman, now at large, had allegedly accused the deceased of bewitching her son and then arranged with the young killers to go after the old man.
Sources also said the woman paid N2,000 to the accused with a promise to add N3,000 after they had killed the old man.
After collecting part payment, Thank-God was said to have armed himself with an axe and stormed the residence of the deceased by 10:00 am, with Gayawan Danzaria outside the house to watch against intruders.
Thank-God confessed to finding the octogenarian lying down in his apartment and hitting him with the axe around his forehead, following which he died instantly.
Confirming the incident, Suleiman Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State, said the two youths arrested over the matter were being investigated.
“The accused will be thoroughly investigated and charged to court,” Nguroje assured