An undergraduate of Redeemer University has been arrested for allegedly killing his own father, a lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in Ogun State on Sunday during a prayer session in their house.
21‑year‑old Tolani Ajayi (pictured), a 300-level student of the Department of History and International Relations was booked into jail on suspicion of murder.
Police officers at Redemption Camp Police Station stormed the Ajayis’ apartment in the Redemption Camp along Lagos/Ibadan expressway yesterday around 6.00pm after they got a report of a man covered in blood and was seen dumping a big box in the bush.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said its command uncovered the mystery behind the killing of a legal luminary who was slaughtered by his biological son.
“The shattered body of Mr. Charles Ajayi, 60, was recovered in a nearby bush at Canaan land Street in the RCCG Camp in a box after he was killed by his son.
“The DPO Redemption Camp, Superintendent of Police, SP, Olaiya Martins led a team of detectives and some members of the community who noticed the strange attitude of the suspect while dumping a box at the point where the body of the SAN was found and thereafter traced the ground marks of the dragged box from where the suspect dumped the dad’s corpse to the house of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, where they met the suspect in a relaxed mood in the house.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect earlier lied that his dad had gone on evangelism before he eventually confessed to the crime when he was taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters.
“He stated further that problem arose when his late father confronted him for not responding to the prayer points he (the deceased) was calling which made his father to slap him.
“He said he went mad and went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat, thereby killing him.
“The exhibits, including the knife and cutlass he used in killing his father, had been recovered by the Police and the corpse of the SAN had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.”