Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 55-year-old man, Ishau Falana, for allegedly beating to death his relative, Badmus Rafiu, over bush buring at Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.
The Command Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspect tied the hands and legs of the deceased, and used a stick to beat him to a state of unconsciousness before leaving him there to die at the bush.
“It was 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 bush very close to his farm.
“He stated further that fight ensued between them, as a result of the argument, consequent upon which the suspect overpowered the deceased, tied his handsds 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,” Oyeyemi stated.
He added that 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.
“In interrogation, he confessed tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to comma, but claimed that he never knew that it would lead to his death,” he stated.
The 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.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, was arrested for being in possession of human parts, including four skulls, two hands and three jaws in Ogun.