BY ESTHER ONYEGBULA & DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— The Ogun State Police Command said, yesterday, that it has arrested a 21‑year‑old Tolani Ajayi, for allegedly killing his father, Charles Ajayi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, in the Redemption Camp along Lagos/Ibadan expressway .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said its command uncovered the mystery behind the killing of a legal luminary who was slaughtered by his biological son.
According to Adejobi, the suspect, who is a 300-level student of Department of History and International Relations of Redeemer University, RCCG Camp, Ogun State, was arrested the same day he committed the crime in his father’s residence where the incident occurred at about 5:30pm.
“The shattered body of Mr Charles Ajayi, 60, was recovered in a nearby bush at Canaanland Street in the RCCG Camp in a box after he was killed by his son.
“The DPO Redemption Camp, Superintendent of Police, SP, Olaiya Martins led a team of detectives and some members of the community who noticed the strange attitude of the suspect while dumping a box at the point where the body of the SAN was found and thereafter traced the ground marks of the dragged box from where the suspect dumped the dad’s corpse to the house of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, where they met the suspect in a relaxed mood in the house.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect earlier lied that his dad had gone on evangelism before he eventually confessed to the crime when he was taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters.
“He stated further that problem arose when his late father confronted him for not responding to the prayer points he (the deceased) was calling which made his father to slap him.
“He said he went mad and went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat, thereby killing him.
“The exhibits, including the knife and cutlass he used in killing his father, had been recovered by the Police and the corpse of the SAN had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has sent a powerful team of detectives led by the officer in charge of Homicide Section of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta to assess the situation and take over the matter for further investigation and necessary action.”