A 21-year-old student of the Department of History and International Relations, Redeemer’s University, RCCG Camp, Ogun State, Tolani Ajayi has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for killing his father on Tuesday, July 3rd, PMNews reports.
The body of Barrister Charles Ajayi, 60, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was found at a nearby bush at Canaanland Street at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Camp, Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The suspect was arrested the same day at his father’s residence, scene of the incident, at about 5:30 p.m. after the discovery of the corpse and Police preliminary findings.
Redemption Camp DPO, Olaiya Martins who led a team of detectives and some members of the community to the scene traced ground marks of the box from where it was dumped to the house of the suspect. The corpse was traced to the house of late Barr. Ajayi, where they met the suspect relaxing.
The suspect, who had earlier lied that his dad had gone on evangelism, however, confessed to the crime after he was taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters for interrogation.
In his confession, the suspect stated that problem arose when his father confronted him for not responding to all the prayer points he raised, forcing his father to slap him. Infuriated by his father’s action, the suspect said he went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat.
The murder weapons had since been recovered by the Police and the corpse of Barr. Ajayi had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.
Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye sympathised with the family of the deceased, particularly his wife, who is also a legal practitioner and other children, urging them to take solace in the Lord.
He also admonished other members of the community in RCCG to be watchful, adding that, such incident will not occur again as the Command will improve on the synergy between the police and the Internal Security Operatives of the RCCG.
A team of detectives led by the officer in charge of Homicide section of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta has been sent by the commissioner to further investigate the murder.