A 55-year-old man, Michael Adesitimi has been more that after his 20-year-old daughter, Ebunoluwa, was killed over alleged land dispute in Ondo State.
Man And Daughter Killed Over Alleged Land Dispute In Ondo
It was gathered that Adesitimi, an ICT consultant, was killed on Tuesday night at his residence in Akure while the daughter was killed nine months ago.
The deceased’s eldest son, Atinu Adesitimi, said the assailant forced themselves into the compound through the gate and his mother escaped through the back door after watching her husband get hacked with an axe.
Atinu said his mother who watched through the window, reportedly told the police that she heard the men demanding documents of the disputed piece of land in Ibadan.
He said, “My parents were at home that evening when they heard a bang at the gate at about 9 pm. Under normal circumstances, we were very conscious about security after the death of my younger sister.
“According to my mother who was watching the scenario through the window, she said she saw two people who forced themselves into the compound through the gate.
“According to her, their faces were not clearly seen because the place was dark. All that she saw was the gun in the hand of one of the men who escorted my dad back into the main building which was a little distance from the gate.
“She overheard the men asking my father, “Where is the document?” My mum, who witnessed what was happening, took to her heels through the back door to our neighbour’s house where she was able to call policemen.
“The policemen at the checkpoint, rather than follow us to our house to save the situation, took us back to their station where we wasted time. By the time my mum and the policemen returned to the house, my father was already dead
“My dad had earlier told me that there had been a case of land dispute between himself and some men that encroached on his grandmother’s land and that the case has been in court for six years.
“That is the only document my father told me about. Those who killed my sister were also looking for the paper of my father’s seven plots of land in Ibadan which the court had already given to my father because he was in possession of the original documents of the land.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Fumilayo Odunlana, confirmed the killing, saying the police met the man in the pool of his blood.
Odunlami said the security operatives assisted the deceased but died before getting to the hospital.
“We have commenced investigation into the killing of the man but we can’t tell how it happened or how he was hacked to death as an investigation is fully in top gear on the issue,” she said.
The PPRO advised anyone with useful information concerning the death of the man to come up with it.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 25-year-old man wasarrested for allegedly killing his father over a farmland in Issele-Uku community, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.