During a parade by the Police Command in Oyo State at its Headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan on Friday, an 18-year-old suspect confessed to killing his biological father while he was asleep. The suspect was paraded alongside his 47-year-old mother.
According to the suspect, he did not know what came over him that made him kill his 52-year-old father, Adeagbo Jimoh, as his father had not done anything wrong to him. The suspect added that his father did not offend him, and that he just woke up around 11.00 p.m on the day of the incident and hit his father’s head with an iron rod while he was asleep, which resulted in his death.
“On that day, all of us were sleeping in the house with my father.
“I woke up around 11.00 p.m and I went straight to where my father was sleeping and I picked an iron rod and hit it on his head and I went back to sleep.
“When it was around 6.00 a.m the next day, my mother woke me and my sister up to go and pray.
“She also went outside the compound to perform ablution to pray when she saw my father dead on the floor.
“My mother called all of us out to come and see that my father was dead.
“I immediately took a motorcycle and went out to inform our relatives about the death of my father and the police were informed about the incident.
“When the police arrived in our compound, I ran inside the house and hide under the bed and everybody started looking for me.
“My mother later came inside and saw me under the bed and ask whether I was the one that killed my father and I said yes.
“My father did not offend me and nobody sent me to kill him. My father do take care of us and as well pay our school fees, but he use to beat my mother and I don’t use to talk,” the suspect said.
During a briefing with newsmen, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, reported that the incident was brought to their attention on April 21 at about 8:00 a.m by one Adeagbo Taofeek at the Tede Division Police Headquarters. The deceased was found dead inside the compound where he was sleeping with a severe mark of violence on his forehead.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the police showed that the 18-year-old suspect, on April 21 at about 11:30 p.m, struck his father on the head with an iron rod while he was sleeping, which led to his death. The suspect has voluntarily confessed to the crime, and further confessed that his mother was aware that he killed his father and concealed the information.
In addition, the Police Command in Oyo State paraded 23 other suspects for alleged armed robbery, impersonation, attempted kidnapping, hijacking, and diversion of a truck loaded with goods worth millions of naira and buying of goods with fake credit alerts. Items recovered from all the suspects included one DAF Truck with Reg No. ZUR 438 YL loaded with bags of wheatofal, one unregistered DAF Truck, one Toyota Camry car, one Toyota Corolla car, three Bajaj motorcycles, a cutlass, and an iron rod.
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