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Man Apprehended For Murder In Ondo



Man, Son In Trouble For Beating Neighbour To Death

A man identified as Adebayo Peter has been apprehended by operatives of the Ondo State Police Command, for allegedly murdering his friend, simply identified as Lekan, in Akure, the state capital, News About Nigeria reports.

The state police public relations officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident, stating that the case had been transferred to the state criminal investigation department.

She noted that the unfortunate incident took place on Friday evening in the Ireakari-Oloko area of Akure, the state capital, adding that the motive behind the crime is yet to be ascertained.

“The matter has been transferred to CID for further investigation. But I can’t confirm if the suspect acted under the influence of drugs,” she said.

However, recounting the incident, a source stated that the suspect had taken a substance commonly known as ice, a crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs, shortly before killing his friend.

“We still don’t know why he killed his friend. When we asked him, he was saying unintelligible things. Both of them are from Ede town in Osun State.

“It was the shouts of one of their friends, who hails from Delta state, that attracted our attention to the incident. When we got into the room, we found Lekan in a pool of blood. He was still breathing. But shortly after, he died. We had to invite the police.

“Their Delta friend said Lekan was with him outside and that the victim later went into the room to help him bring his phone charger. He said after waiting for about 15 minutes and Lekan didn’t come out, he had to go and check what had happened to him.

“According to him, he was prevented from entering the room by Adebayo, who said Lekan had gone out. But his pair of slippers were at the entrance. The boy had to go and peep through the window to find out what happened. It was then he saw Lekan lying on the floor covered with blood,” the source stated.

The body of the deceased has been taken to the morgue of a hospital in Akure.