A 41-year-old man, Yusuf Akinbiyi who believed that grass at the other side was greener, and wanted to travel abroad for greener pasture has killed his 86-year-old father for failing to support him financially, an Ebute‑Meta Chief magistrate’s court sitting in Lagos heard yesterday.
The accused (pictured), who resides at Madon village, Ijede Ikorodu, Lagos, is facing a one‑count charge of murder.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Frank Inah the crime was committed on May 21 at about 11.05 p.m. at the deceased’s residence.
Inah said the deceased and the accused lived together, adding that the deceased had provided for the accused as he was jobless.
He said: “The accused wanted to sell his father’s land to enable him travel out of the country, but his father held on to the documents.
“The accused and the deceased had an argument during which the accused beat the deceased with his hands and covered his mouth and nostrils with pillow.”
He said this made the accused to suffocate to death, adding that the accused was later arrested by the Police.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The magistrate, Miss A.O. Komolafe, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions and adjourned the case till August 11 for mention.