Man beats cigarette seller to death over N50

A 32-year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating a cigarette seller to death over N50 in his father’s shop at Ajegunle area of Idiroko in Ipokia local government area of the state.

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer,Abimbola Oyeyemi,made this known on Monday, adding that the suspect allegedly committed the crime on Sunday following refusal of the deceased, Mukaila Adamu to give him his change.

“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 2 pm to buy cigarettes and his son Mukaila Adamu attended to him’, he said.

“He stated further that at about 10 p.m., the suspect came back and demanded for N50 balance. This led to 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,” the police said in the statement.

Penpushing further reports that Oyeyemi said after the report was lodged, the Divisional Police Officer of Idiroko division, Shadrach Oriloye, mobilised his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested, adding that,the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at mortuary for autopsy..

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole, has directed the transfer of the suspect to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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