Police authorities in Akure, the capital of Ondo State have launched a manhunt for Dasilva Adedipe, a retired soldier who allegedly shot his son, Ayo dead on Sunday night.
Adedipe, popularly called “Old Soldier” allegedly perpetrated the act around Araromi area in the heat of an argument over electricity bill.
Street Journal gathered that the victim, a commercial motorcyclist better known in the area as “Oosha” was rushed to a nearly hospital almost immediately after the shooting, but he did not receive medical attention on time as health workers there reportedly demanded for a police report to back the bullet wounds on his body mainly because the relatives that took him to the hospital had lied that he had an accident. Findings revealed that when the father sensed that the 24-year-old Oosha was dead, he allegedly dumped his corpse in a house at Shagari village. The corpse was retrieved by friends and relatives on Monday morning after which it was taken to the mortuary. .While confirming the incident, the state PRO of the Ondo State Police Command, Wole Ogodo disclosed that one Olaide Adedipe who claimed to be the wife of the deceased reported the incident to the police. According to the police spokesman, “the complainant stated further that the suspect, “Old Soldier allegedly shot the victim during an argument over NEPA bill. The suspect was said to have removed the corpse from the scene to Shagari village along Irese, in Akure, and then ran away”.
Ogodo stated that when the report was received, detectives swung into action and proceeded to Shagari village where the deceased’s corpse was found, and was removed to the General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
He also disclosed that preliminary investigation has commenced while efforts are being made towards arresting the fleeing suspect and the case will also be transferred to the SCID for proper investigation.