Man machetes father to death in Ogun


The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 27 -year – old man Ibrahim Sikiru for macheting and killing his biological father.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on March 30.

“The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters by one Abiodun Sunday a neighbour to the deceased

“He reported that the deceased, Mumuni Ibrahim, a night security man came home and met his son who was still sleeping, and when he questioned him for the reason why he was still sleeping at that time of the day, the suspect got annoyed and brought out cutlass with which he machetted the victim in five different places.

“Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was arrested and victim rushed to General Hospital for treatment.

“The suspect, who is strongly suspected to be a cultist has no reasonable explanation for his action when interrogated.

“On March 31, the victim gave up the ghost while receiving treatment at general hospital, and the family insisted on burying him according to the dictate of his religion,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.


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