UK deportee who murdered father arrested by Lagos police
A deported drug addict who murdered his own father and severely stabbed his mother has been arrested by the police after being on the run for some days.
Punch reports that the 24-year-old man fondly called Junior, 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.
After committing the heinous crime on Sunday, December 4, 2016, the suspect allegedly fled the area, causing the police to declare him wanted.
It was gathered that Junior was later traced by some residents to his hideout where he was arrested and handed over to the police.
A police source informed that after committing the murder, all the residents of the area were put on alert and everyone was involved in looking for him.
“Everyone had been on the lookout for him. He was arrested by some residents who quickly alerted the police at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, where the case is being investigated.”
In his confessional statement to the police, Junior reportedly said that he was not comfortable as his father had always threatened to deal with him, and when he could no longer bear the threats, he was forced him attack the father.
It was gathered that the suspect had lived in the UK since he was seven years old and was deported after he took to drugs.
A family source also narrated what happened:
“On Sunday, December 4, Babalola Jnr finalized plans to kill both parents in their Magodo home. He snuck up on his father who had gone to urinate early that morning.
Armed with a knife, he ordered him to lie on his chest, before stabbing him in the back. His mothe, who heard the noise, came to the scene to see what was happening and she equally got stabbed.
He then had a bath, dressed up, took his father’s phones and Automated Teller Machine cards before heading for a filling station owned by his father. On getting to the station, he began to harass the manager for money.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the arrest of the suspect, adding that investigations were ongoing with a view to finding out what could have led him into killing his father.
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