The four men have been arraigned before a Yola Chief Magistrate’s Court over the death.
Ahmadu, who was the son of a security guard working with the Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, Yola, was accused by Hamidu Umar, the son of the deposed ward head of Damare, Yola South Local Government Area, of stealing his mobile phone on January 22, 2022.
Though the deceased denied the allegation, Umar reportedly insisted he produce the phone.
AhmaduIt was learnt that the 55-year-old and three others resorted to torture to force out a confession from the victim.
The other three defendants were identified as Sholle Manas, Faisal and Nahau.
Umar, assisted by Faisal and Nahau, allegedly took the victim to an uncompleted building around 5.30pm and tortured him with wood and broken blocks.