December 3, 2015

Suspected drug addict kills father in Ogun



By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA — There  was  commotion, Tuesday  night,  in Sabo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when a suspected drug addict allegedly killed his father identified as Baba Basirat.

According to Vanguard’s findings, the incident occurred at 25, Akintobi Badejo Street,Sabo, when the drug addict was said to have pushed his  69-year-old father,who thereafter collapsed.

A source at the family house claimed that the father had taken his son to church for deliverance for the drug addiction, Tuesday, but started struggling with his father at the entrance of the church, before pushing him to death.

The man, who hailed from  Ogbomoso in Oyo State, was said to have been rushed to a private  hospital in Onikolobo area of Abeokuta where he was confirmed dead.

As at yesterday  morning, the alleged killer-son again went wild and destroyed a blue Honda Accord with number plate Lagos, AGL 763 AQ belonging to his brother-in-law before he was  arrested.

When  journalists visited the house at Sabo, the son was said to be on sedative and tied in a room to prevent further violent act while the deceased was also kept in another room.

One of the sources, who preferred anonymity said: “Baba became ill and the boy was arguing with him because he is a drug addict who takes dangerous substances and whenever he takes alcohol, he causes trouble.

“His father decided  to take him to a church for deliverance alongside his brother, he even bought another alcoholic drink on the way to church and when Baba came back he complained that he wasn’t feeling fine and he was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“As a parent, the father was not happy that the boy smokes Indian hemp and so much had been spent on him. He was ready to take him to a psychiatric hospital but for lack of finance. That was why he took him to a church.”

Although arrangement was ongoing to bury the deceased who was said to be a  Muslim but a family member said they were still waiting for other siblings based outside the state.