A drug addict who killed his father and stabbed his mother, said his parents deserved what they got as they wanted to use him for rituals.
Junior who was reportedly deported from the United Kingdom where he had lived following his drug addiction, had had murdered his 59-year-old father, Babalola Rotimi Snr., at their home in Magodo Phase 2, Shangisha area of the state and stabbed his mother, Adijat, several times, leaving her for dead, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
After committing the dastardly crimes, the suspect allegedly fled the area, and after a few days of being on the run, he was arrested by other residents of the estate and handed over to the police.
The remorseless young man has, however, insisted his father deserved what he did to him because he had manipulated his life.
Junior allegedly told newsmen at the State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja that he was angry that his parents kept him locked up in the house after his father used ‘juju’ to bring him back to Nigeria.
“My father got what he deserved. He started it all. I was living in the United Kingdom when he used black magic to bring me back to Nigeria and he locked me up in the house.
I don’t know what they intended to do with me. They called some native doctors to do some rituals with red oil which they kept in my room.
The native doctors made some incisions on my body and since then, I have not really been myself and I have been seeing strange things and hearing strange voices.
As a religious person, I resorted to God and was praying for my freedom but each time I tried to escape, my father will call area boys who will beat me up with reckless abandon. The intimidation was too much and I was looking for any means of escape.
One day, I escaped from my room to the kitchen and I took two kitchen knives which I hid in my pocket for protection. On that fateful day, while my mother was cooking in the kitchen, I greeted her but she started raining abuses on me.
I knew there was trouble because she always beats me whenever she is angry. I went to my father too and he started raining curses on me.
When I asked what the problem was, he started beating me and as I was tired of his beating, I dipped my hand in my pocket and brought out the knife and stabbed him in the leg.
When he wanted to disarm me, I stabbed him in the stomach and he fell down and my mother started shouting. I threatened her to give me the key to the door so that I can leave. She refused and I stabbed her too.
They started it all. They wanted to use me for a ritual. I regret my actions anyway but if they did not bring me back to Nigeria, I would have still been in the UK.”
According to family sources, the suspect who had been living in the UK from the age of five, got involved with drugs and was reportedly deported and all efforts by the parents to get him into rehabilitation proved abortive due to his violent nature and threats to kill all his family members.