A 55-year-old man, Ishau Falana, was on January 14 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command over the murder of Badmus Rafiu his relative, reports says.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command in a statement released today January 19, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ayetoro divisional headquarters by a younger brother to the deceased who reported that the deceased went to their farm at Oluwasogo area of Ijaka Isale only to be accosted by the suspect who challenged him for burning a bush very close to his farm.
Oyeyemi said a fight ensued between them as a result of the argument and 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 DPO Ayetoro division Csp Bolaji Jimoh detailed his detectives to the scene from where the corpse was recovered to the general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination. The suspect was there and then traced and apprehended”, the statement read in part.
Oyeyemi said when interrogated, the suspect confessed tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to a coma, but claimed that he never knew that it would lead to his death.
He said the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.