The Ogun State Police Command on Sunday announced that it has uncovered the mystery behind the killing of a legal practitioner, who was slaughtered by his biological son in the Redemption Camp along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday 3rd July around 4 am.
The mangled body of Barrister Charles Ajayi, 60, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was seen and recovered in a box in a nearby bush at Canaan land Street in the RCCG Camp after he had been killed by his son.
The suspect who is a biological son to the slain lawyer ,Tolani Ajayi, a 21-year old 300 level student of Department of History and International Relations of Redeemers University, RCCG Camp Ogun State was arrested on the same day in his father’s residence at about 5.30 pm after the discovery of the corpse and Police preliminary findings.
The DPO Redemption Camp, SP Olaiya Martins had led a team of detectives and some members of the community who noticed the strange attitude of the suspect while dumping a box, to the point where the body of the SAN was dumped and thereafter traced the ground marks of the dragged box from where the suspect dumped the dad’s corpse to the house of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, where they met the suspect in a relaxed mood in the house.
Ogun State Police Command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi told Street Journal that “during interrogation, the suspect earlier lied that his dad had gone on evangelism before he eventually confessed to the crime when he was taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters. He stated further that the problem arose when his late father confronted him for not responding to all the prayer points he (the deceased) was calling and the late father slapped him. He said he went mad and went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat and killed him”.
The exhibits including the knife and cutlass he used in killing his father had been recovered by the Police and the corpse of the SAN had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun state CP Ikemefuna Okoye has sent a powerful team of detectives, led by the officer in charge of Homicide section of the Department of Criminal Investigation Eleweran Abeokuta to assess the situation and take over the matter for further investigation and necessary action.
The commissioner also appealed to parents to always show their children the right path to follow and train them with our cultural values and morals. CP Okoye described it as ‘incredible’ to see such a situation where a son will kill his father in a prayer session.
The Commissioner therefore sympathized with the deceased’s family particularly his wife, who is also a legal practitioner, and children urging them to take solace in the Lord. He also sympathized with other members of the community in RCCG notifying them that such incident will not occur again as the command will improve on the synergy between the Police and the Internal Security Operatives of the RCCG.