Police Arrest Man For Beating Cigarette Seller To Death Over N50 Balance - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, December 6, 2021

Police Arrest Man For Beating Cigarette Seller To Death Over N50 Balance

The Daily Crucible | Published  Tuesday, December 7, 2021

By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Police have arrested a 32 - year old man, Biodun Adebiyi of no 35, Oladun street Ikotun Lagos, for beating a 30 - year old cigarette seller to death over N50 balance. 

The suspect who was arrested on  December 5 by detectives from Idiroko divisional headquarters, had gone to a shop at Ajegunle area of Idiroko at about 2 pm to buy cigarettes where one Mukaila Adamu attended to him.

About eight hours later around 10pm, the suspect returned to the shop, demanding his N50 balance from Mukaila and in an ensuing argument over it, he beats the boy to death.

The father of the deceased, one Adamu Abubakar, who reported the incident to the police, told detectives that the suspect descended heavily on his son, Mukaila Adamu, with fist blow over the N50 balance, causing his son to collapse and was confirmed dead when he was taken to a hospital. 

The police spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release on Monday, said the divisional police officer(Dpo) Idiroko division, Shadrach Oriloye, mobilised detectives to  the scene same day and arrested the suspects.

Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy while the suspect will be transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution as directed by the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole.

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