Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 24- year old man, Ebenezer Olorunleke, who allegedly killed his own brother with three other gang members and stole his Motorbike alongside other items.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Asuquo Amba who made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, said the suspect who hails from Jege in Kogi State, killed his brother with a knife and long screwdriver on August 29, 2019, and fled.
According to the commissioner, Olorunleke, and three other accomplices invaded his brother’s home at Abe Cocoa area of Okeila and stabbed him to death and stole his red coloured Bajaj motorbike with registration number ADK 100 UJ.
“They hit him in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home. He had confessed to have committed the offence, Amba said.
Confessing to the crime, Olorunleke said that it was his friends that killed his brother, adding that all they wanted to do was to help him collect money from the victim because he was a stingy person.
“I did not follow them inside the room but upon realising that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting, I rushed in and wanted to rescue him but he bit me and chopped off my finger.
“The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the motorcycle but I resisted.
“I was thinking of going to the police to report when I was arrested with the motorcycle,” he said.
Recovered from the suspect, whose accomplices are still at large are a long screwdriver, knife and Bajaj motorcycle.
Amba said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation into the matter was completed.