Native doctor, attacks, kills neighbour for always calling him, ‘a thief’
A native doctor, Idowu Talabi, was on Sunday 27th of November 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing his 30 years old co-tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne Divisional Headquarters by the wife of the deceased, who reported that she returned from Church vigil at about 6:00 am only to discover the lifeless body of her husband lying in the pool of his own blood in their house at No 4, Best way Moro Street, Ikenne, having been attacked and killed with a machete by an unknown person.
Upon the report, the DPO Ikenne Division, Chief Superintendent of Police (SP) Ibrahim Ningi, led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was attacked with a machete while sleeping on his bed. It was also discovered that there was no break-in at the scene and nothing was removed from the room.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi said: “This discovery pointed to the fact that the killing was carried out by an insider, hence all the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation. After a thorough investigation, Idowu Talabi, who claimed to be a native doctor confessed to being the person that killed the deceased. When asked the reason for the dastardly act, the suspect alleged that the deceased was fond of accusing him of stealing. That infuriated him to attack and kill him with a machete when he discovered that the deceased was alone at home sleeping. The machete he used to commit the crime has since been recovered.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and prosecution.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis