young man, Tolani Ajayi, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly killing his father, Mr Charles Ajayi, inside the Redemption Camp, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Tuesday.
The suspect, a 300-level student of the Department of History and International Relations of Redeemers University, RCCG camp, was reported to have killed his late father, a lawyer and threw his remains inside a nearby bush.
The incident, it was gathered, happened at about 4.00p.m and he (Tolani) was arrested at his father’s house at about 5.30p. m on the same day after the discovery of the corpse.
In a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune through the Police Public Relations Office, said the Divisional Police Officer of the Redemption Camp, SP Olaiya Martins, led a team of detectives to the scene, following a tip-off by members of the community.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in the statement, added that the strange attitude of the suspect while dumping the box, prompted the community members to alert the police.
The statement said, “Upon interrogation, the suspect earlier lied that his dad had gone on evangelism before he eventually confessed to the crime when he was taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters.
He stated further that the problem arose when his late father confronted him for not responding to all the prayer points he(the deceased) was calling and the late father slapped him.
He said he went mad and went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat and killed him.”
Adejobi said the exhibits, including the knife and cutlass the suspect used in killing his father, had been recovered by the olice and the corpse had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.