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Suspected cultist machetes father to death in Ogun


A man identified as Mumuni Ibrahim, has been macheted to death by his 27-year-old son, Sikiru Ibrahim, who the police suspect to be a cultist in Ogun State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday following a complaint lodged at the Onipanu police divisional headquarters by one Abiodun Sunday, a neighbour to the deceased.

DAILY POST reports that the neighbour had informed the police that the deceased, Mumuni Ibrahim, who was a nightguard till he died, returned home and met his son still sleeping.

The Ogun State police spokesperson told newsmen on Saturday; ” When the father requested to know why his son was still in bed at that time of the day, the suspect got annoyed and brought out cutlass with which he macheted the victim in five different places,”

Oyeyemi said that the DPO of the Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, had immediately ordered his men to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

The victim was immediately taken to Lagos General Hospital for treatment, but he died the next day and was buried according to Islamic rite, as requested by the family.

“The suspect, who is strongly suspected to be a cultist had no reasonable explanation for his action when interrogated,” the police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, said the suspect should be moved to the homicide section of the state CIID for further investigation and diligent prosecution.