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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 55-year- old man, Ishau Falana for allegedly murdering his relative, who was identified as Badmus Rafiu.
According to the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ayetoro divisional headquarters by a younger brother to the deceased.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the deceased’s brother reported that the deceased (Badmus) went to their farm at Oluawasogo area of Ijaka Isale only to be accosted by the suspect who challenged him for burning bush very close to his farm.
Oyeyemi said that the victim’s brother explained that “fight ensued between them, as a result of the argument, consequent upon which the suspect overpowered the deceased, tied his hands and legs with rope and used a stick to beat him to state of coma before leaving him there and coming back to the town. The following day when the deceased mother got to the farm, she met him already dead”.
Upon the report the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) said that, the DPO Ayetoro division Bolaji Jimoh detailed his detectives to the scene from where the corpse was recovered to the General Hospital mortuary for post mortem examination.
Oyeyemi while confirming the arrest said the suspect confessed tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to coma.
The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has since ordered the transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.