BY DAYO JOHNSON
Akure — DETECTIVES in Ondo State have arrested a farmer in Idanre Local Government Area of the state, Mr Ojo, for allegedly killing his daughter’s lover.
However, it was alleged by the mother of the deceased that after his son was killed, the suspect hanged him on a tree to create impression that he committed suicide.
But Police were still investigating the matter.
The deceased, Ego George, 22, who was a commercial motorcycle rider was dating the suspect’s 20-year-old daughter, Feyi, a secondary school student.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect allegedly committed the crime at Jemgbe Camp, a settlement in Idanre.He is said to be a native of Kabba in Kogi State while the deceased is from Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Narrating how the suspect allegedly killed his son, the mother, Mrs Grace George, said prior to the unfortunate incident there had been threats from Ojo to kill Ego should he not leave his daughter alone.
Mrs George alleged that after killing his son, Ojo hanged him to create impression that he committed suicide, explaining that a day before the tragic incident, he came with a policeman to arrest his son.
She said: “Ojo came to Ego’s house in Jemgbe with the policemen to arrest him on Wednesday night, July 31, 2013 but did not meet him at home.
“The following day, which was Thursday, August 1, Ego was reportedly missing. They later saw Ego’s corpse in the bush on Monday August 5.”
Confirming the incident, the Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, said the body of the deceased had been taken to hospital for autopsy.
The suspect, according to him, had been arrested and transferred to state CID, Akure.
Ogodo said “From the briefs I have gotten so far, I think what happened was that a case of suicide was reported to DPO Idanre.
“As police was trying to take action, we went to that place to remove the boy from the hanging tree, they said the Baale of that place said before the boy is removed, that it was a taboo and some rituals had to be performed.
“So, while doing that, the DPO saw Ojo and tactically brought him to station and arrested him.
“While doing that, the mother of the deceased alleged that about four days ago, there was a rift between her son and one Ojo alleging that he was dating his daughter. That she never believed that her son could commit suicide.
Ogodo said “So, the case was transferred to State CID. The corpse was removed from the hanging tree. They have taken it to hospital for autopsy to determine whether it was suicide or murder”