The Ogun police command has arrested a 55-year-old man Ishau Falana for allegedly beating his rrelative Badmus Rafiu to death over bush burning.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on January 14 following a complaint lodged at Ayetoro Divisional Headquarters by a younger brother to the deceased .
“He reported that the deceased went to their farm at Oluwasogo area of Ijaka Isale only to be accosted by the suspect who challenged him for burning bush very close to his farm.
“He stated further that fight ensued between them, as a result of the argument, consequent upon which the suspect overpowered the deceased, tied his hands and legs with rope and used a stick to beat him to state of coma.
“The following day when the deceased mother got to the farm, she met him already dead.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ayetoro Division, Csp Bolaji Jimoh, detailed his detectives to the scene from where the corpse was recovered to the General Hospital mortuary for post mortem examination.
“The suspect was there and then traced and apprehended.
“On interrogation, he confessed tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to comma, but claimed that he never knew that it would lead to his death,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.