A 32-year-old Biodun Adebiyi of 35, Oladun Street, Ikotun Lagos has been arrested for allegedly beating a 30-year-old cigarette seller to death over N50 balance at Ajegunle Idiroko area of Ogun State.
The State Police Command said the suspect was apprehended on Sunday when the matter was reported at Idiroko divisional headquarters by the father of the deceased, one Abubakar Adamu.
Abubakar had reported that the suspect visited his shop at Ajegunle at about 2pm to buy cigarettes and his son, Mukaila Adamu, attended to him.
According to him, the suspect returned at about 10pm to demand his N50 change.
This was said to have led to an argument between him and his son.
“In the course of the argument, the suspect descended heavily on Mukaila Adamu with fist blow, consequent upon which he collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead,” Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, quoted Abubakar as saying.
Consequently, the DPO of Idiroko division, CSP Shadrach Oriloye, had quickly led his men to the scene to arrest the suspect.
While saying the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy, Oyeyemi informed that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state CIID for further investigation and diligent prosecution.