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Man Arrested For Beating Cigarette Seller To Death Over N50’ in Ogun

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One Biodun Adebiyi, a 32-year-old man, has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly beating one Mukaila Adamu to death over N50.

According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun police spokesperson, the incident happened on Sunday at the Ajegunle area of Idiroko.

Adamu Abubakar, identified as the father of the deceased, reported the incident to operatives attached to the Idiroko divisional headquarters.

A statement issued by the police reads: “The suspect was arrested on the 5th of December 2021, following a report lodged at Idiroko divisional headquarters by the father of the deceased, one Adamu Abubakar, who reported that the suspect came to his shop at Ajegunle area of Idiroko at about 2pm to buy cigarettes and his son Mukaila Adamu attended to him,”

“He stated further that at about 10pm, the suspect came back and demanded for N50 balance.

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“This led to an argument between him and his son and in the course of the argument, the suspect descended heavily on his son, Mukaila Adamu, with fist blow, consequent upon which his son collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

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“Upon the report, the DPO, Idiroko division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye, quickly led his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.

“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.”

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The statement further disclosed, Lanre Bankole, the Ogun commissioner of police, has ordered the “immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution”.

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