Tragedy As Man Beats Cigarette Seller To Death Over N50

  • Tragedy struck as Man allegedly beat cigarette seller to death over N50.

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi, for allegedly beating a cigarette seller to death over N50.

This was revealed in a statement on Monday by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun police spokesperson.

Oyeyemi stated that the incident happened on Sunday at Ajegunle area of Idiroko, where the deceased, Mukaila Adamu, 30, was selling cigarettes in his father’s shop.

The deceased was allegedly beaten to death because he refused to give the suspect his N50 change.

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He said:“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 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.”

Mr 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.

“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at mortuary for autopsy,” Mr Oyeyemi added.

The commissioner of police in the state, 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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