Why I killed my neighbour, Native Doctor tells Police - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Why I killed my neighbour, Native Doctor tells Police

By Peter Adedoyin

A native doctor, Idowu Talabi, was on Sunday 27th of November 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing his 30 years old co- tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba.

The command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The suspect, according to Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne divisional headquarters by the wife of the deceased.

Oyeyemi said "the woman reported that she returned from Church vigil at about 6:00 am only to discover the lifeless body of her husband lying in the pool of his blood in their house at No 4, Best Way Moro Street, Ikenne, having been matcheted to death by an unknown person". 

"Upon the report, the DPO Ikenne division, CSP Ibrahim Ningi, led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was matcheted to death while sleeping on his bed'. 

"It was also discovered that there was no break-in at the scene and nothing was removed from the room". 

"These discovery pointed to the fact that the killing was carried out by an insider, hence all the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation". 

"After a thorough investigation, Idowu Talabi, who claimed to be a native doctor confessed been the person who killed the deceased". 

"When asked the reason for the dastardly act, the suspect alleged that the deceased was fond of accusing him of stealing, and that was what infuriated him to matchet him to death when he discovered that the deceased was alone at home sleeping". 

"The cutlass he used to commit the crime has since been recovered". 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and prosecution. 

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