By Daud Olatunji AKONI, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command said, yesterday, that it had arrested a man, Kayode Olubunmi,37, for allegedly killing his cousin,Haruna Adeoye,20, over a bowl of Christmas rice.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement sent to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Adejobi explained that the tragic incident occurred on the Christmas day at Ajegunle, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State at 10:30pm.
According to the Police, the suspect killed, Adeoye, an orphan for eating a bowl of rice given to them by a friend on Christmas day.
“ When the suspect, who went on a visit to his friends’ place, came back drunk, he flogged the deceased to death with a stick for eating the rice he instructed him to keep for their dinner.
“Haruna was an orphan who had been staying with the suspect for years and Olubunmi could not state why he killed him.
“He has confessed to the crime, he is with us at SCID Eleweran and will soon appear in court “, the Police said.