A 38-year-old man, Mathew Ifeanyi, has reportedly killed his old father over a N70,000 he kept in his care.
The So-Safe Corps in Ogun State said it arrested the man after he hacked his father to death with a machete.
The Commander of the So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, told newsmen on Wednesday that the incident happened on Tuesday, August 29, at 11, Ibikunle Street, Diamond Estate, along Olorunda Area, Ntabo, Ijoko in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
According to Ganzallo, one Superintendent Alabi Gafar, the Divisional Officer of the Corps at Alade/Atago/Ntabo Divisional Command had got information that “a middle-aged man was attacking his biological father with a cutlass.”
Ganzallo noted that the patrol team was immediately deployed “to rescue the helpless parent, Anthony Nnadike, 100 years and to get the son arrested.”
“Sadly, on getting to the scene, the victim had been rushed down to the general hospital due to injuries sustained and was in a critical condition, until he was later confirmed dead by the doctor.”
Ganzallo disclosed that the suspect, after resisting arrest, was later apprehended and interrogated.
The suspect, during the preliminary investigation, “said that the inability of his father to refund the sum of N70,000:00 he entrusted his father with since 22nd July 2022” was the reason for his action.
Ganzallo quoted the man as having confessed that he took the action since he resigned from his previous job to embark on his private business, and his father could not provide him the money.
The So-Safe spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, said the suspect had been transferred to the Sango Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation and likely prosecution.
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