A man identified as Lekan Adediran, suspected to be mentally deranged, has reportedly stabbed his father, Pa Lawrence Adediran, an 80-year-old man to death in Efon Alaye in Efon Local government Area of Ekiti State
The octogenarian was said to have been stabbed to death by his 32-year-old son, identified as Lekan who later kill himself with a broken bottle. Ojo Adediran, who is an elder brother to the culprit, reported the case at the Efon Divisional Police Station, saying his brother was having insanity issues and that he committed the offence at about 9.45pm on Monday.
The Ekiti Command Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu (DSP) while briefing newsmen yesterday in Ado Ekiti said the corpses of the two victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital at Efon Alaaye.
Ikechukwu disclosed that the brother of the deceased-culprit told the police that the family had been battling to resolve the mental challenge of his late brother before the unfortunate happened. The PPRO said: “Lekan’s brother personally approached the police station in Efon to report how his brother killed their 80-year old father with a broken bottle and also killed himself after succeeding in his devilish act.
“Their corpses are presently at Efon General hospital for autopsy. However, the police had been able to maintain peace and orderliness in the town. “We are not resting on the accounts rendered to the police by the victim’s brother alone, we are still going to conduct investigations to ascertain the veracity of the claim and the reason behind the killing and the subsequent suicide option taken by Lekan”, the PPRO stated.
Ikechukwu also revealed how some suspected cultists have stormed two drinking joints in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on July 29 and shot one Ayomide Adebayo, 23 and Sola Akinwande . Adebayo according to the police spokesnan was shot at Oshodi street in Ado Ekiti the same day Akinwande was shot at a drinking joint in different part of the town.
He added that the two were shot in the legs and are now receiving treatment at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. “We got the information at about 10.45pm and upon investigation, it coincided with the day some secret culta wanted to secretly buried a man along Ilawe road . “We contacted our men in the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) who laid ambush and got the suspects arrested at their hideouts and are now being detained at the police headquarters where they are helping the police in their investigations”.