For allegedly flogging his cousin, Haruna Adeoye, 20, to death over a bowl of Christmas rice, Kayode Olubunmi, 37, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command and is currently cooling his heels at the Special Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Eleweran.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement sent to newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital on Friday, explained that the tragic incident occurred on Christmas day at Ajegunle, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State at 10:30pm.
According to the statement, 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 statement said.