A 37-year-old man, Munkaila Ahmadu has killed his parents in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State over alleged blasphemous comments against the prophet Muhammad.
Ahmadu, a singer and, a member of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect, said his parents mocked and called him a mad person and opposed him being a praise singer for the prophet.
He was said to have used a pestle to kill his father, Ahmad Muhammad, 70, who is the village head of the Zarada community in the Gagarawa council area, and his mother Ahmad Hauwa’u, 60.
Ahmadu who has been arrested by the police since Thursday, September 1, 2022, in a recorded video said he has no regret for what he did because he was commanded to do so.
“I killed them because they refuse to accept the truth concerning the prophet Muhammad (S.W.A). I killed them because they abused the prophet and their punishment is death, there is no repentance for any person who abused the Prophet.
“I am a praise singer for the prophet, this year I intend to do a video for my song and God willing, I will do that, I will be free because God is with the righteous person, that is why I am not worrying over my action,” Mr Ahmadu said in a video recorded by the police.
“My parent doesn’t (don’t) like the prophet Muhammad because I adore him, they called me a mad person, I pleaded with my father to support my work (praise singing), and I told him that I don’t womanise, I am not a gambler, I don’t do drugs, and I don’t steal, but he refused to.
“My mother used to go to neighbouring towns to blackmail me, telling people to reject me whenever I came to sing praises to the prophet because I am mad and I refused to work on the farm.
The Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, Aliyu Tafida has said to have directed that Ahmadu’s case should be transferred to the criminal investigation department immediately for discreet investigation and possible prosecution of the culprit.