A 26-year-old man identified as Godwin Matthew has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly murdering his 64-year-old father in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The suspect was said to have committed the crime while they were both on the farm.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the arrest of the culprit, said the suspect macheted his father to death for allegedly serving him just the head of a chicken during a birthday celebration.
“On 9th September 2021, a case of murder was reported at Ala Divisional Headquarters by one Mrs. Christiana Audu Matthew that her son Godwin Matthew, ’m’, 26 years old left home with his father to the family’s farm but she later discovered that the young man had macheted his father to death.
“In the course of interrogation, the suspect stated that on 9th September 2021, his late father directed him to kill a chicken for his brother one Emmanuel Audu ‘m’, 7 years old, for his entertainment, meanwhile, it was only the chicken head that was given to him and this made him kill his father.”
He also added that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.