Ogun Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Beating Cigarette Seller to Death

Ogun state Police command has arrested a 32-year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi for allegedly beating a 30-year-old cigarette seller, Mukaila Adamu to death over fifty naira balance. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the Suspect in a statement in Abeokuta.

Mr. Oyeyemi said the Suspect who resides at number 35, Oladun Street Ikotun Lagos was arrested after the father of the deceased, Adamu Abubakar reported the incident at Idiroko divisional headquarters.

He explained the suspect had come to buy cigarettes at the shop of the deceased around two O’clock in the afternoon but returned at about ten o’clock in the evening to the demand for his balance.

The father of the deceased who said the suspect gave his late son a blow after a heated argument had ensued between them noted that his son collapsed and was confirmed dead in the hospital where he was rushed to.

Mr. Oyeyemi said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole 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. 

Olusegun Folarin

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