Former ABU lecturer’s son jumps off Zaria bridge after stabbing father

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The son of a former lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Chikudi Gideon, has committed suicide after allegedly stabbing his father with a knife.

Gideon, who lived in Wusasa, Zaria, with his parents was said to have killed himself after he jumped from the Dan Magaji flyover and broke his head.

Confirming the incident, the head of Wusasa, Engineer Isiyaku Yusuf said, “40-year-old Gideon stabbed his father with a knife and left him in a pool of blood before proceeding to commit suicide.

“The young man was known to be a drug addict and hardly mingle with people. he was always alone and very reserved. It was when people took Gideon’s corpse to his parent’s house that they discovered that his father, Mr. Gideon Tseja, 75, was lying in blood. Therefore people concluded that it was after he finished stabbing the father that he went to kill himself.”

Yusuf explained that the injured father, Mr. Tseja, was a lecturer at ABU, adding that he had been admitted to a hospital.

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Efforts to contact the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalinge, proved abortive as calls to his line did not go through.

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