Two men in Adamawa State, hired for N5,000 by an aggrieved woman, have killed an 85-year-old man accused of witchcraft.
The youths, Gayawan Danzaria, 22, and Thank-God Obadia, 18, have been arrested by police.
The woman who sent them on the mission has fled, it was learnt.
The youths reportedly axed the octogenarian to death after he was accused of witchraft by the runaway woman.
The woman allegedly accused the deceased of bewitching her son.
Obadia, armed with an axe, went with Danzaria to the residence of the deceased by 10:00am.
With Danzaria standing guard outside, Thank-God entered the house where he found the octogenarian lying down and hit him with the axe.
The old man died on the spot.