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Retired Soldier Killed Son Over Electricity Bill In Akure: Major Desilva Adedipe On The Run

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Retired Soldier Killed Son Over Electricity Bill In Akure: Major Desilva Adedipe On The Run

Dec 5, 2013 – Retired Nigerian Soldier Killed Son Who Insulted Him Over Electricity Bill In Akure, Ondo State

Retired Soldier Killed Son Over Electricity Bill In Akure: Major Desilva Adedipe On The Run

An ex-soldier has killed his own son in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State Nigeria.

The murder happened on Tuesday at Maronu St in Araromi area of the city.

Major Desilva Adedipe reportedly shot dead his son, Ayo Adedipe at close range over an argument over electricity bill.

It was revealed that immediately after the incident many of the residents fled the area for fear of being arrested by security operatives.

It was gathered that an argument broke up between the duo over payment of supplementary Power Holding Company of Nigerian (PHCN) electricity bill, despite the best efforts by neighbors to settle the matter between the father, Major Adedipe and his son, Ayo.

After being repeated abused by his son, sources told DailyTimes that the ex-military officer went inside their house picked up his gun and shot his son in the chest at close range. The boy died immediately.

Many residents, who spoke, described the incident as quite surprising and said they were disappointed with the actions of the father whom they said they begged severally to forget the matter.

According to girlfriend of the deceased, Olaide, the incident happened after Ayo’s father discovered that the late Ayo had not being paying the electricity money handed over to him.

Olaide said the father found out that his son had been diverting the money but would show his father fake electricity bills as proof the money had been paid.

Daily Times learnt that, Ayo’s Father on realizing he had killed his son hurriedly carried his body out of the compound to unknown destination.

A commercial motorcyclist was said to have raised an alarm after seeing the ex-military man in a bush at Onigari, Shagari Village Akure trying to dump the body in the area, prompting Major Desilva Adedipe to take to his heels.

Confirming the incident, Spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, Ondo State Command, Wole Ogodo, said one Olaide, who claimed to be the girlfriend of the deceased, reported the matter to them.

“The compliant rushed to the station and said the suspect whom they used to call ‘Old Soldier’ allegedly shot his own son during an argument over NEPA bill” Ogodo said.

Ogodo said men from the command swung into action immediately the incident was reported and went after the assailant were the body was found under a tree.

He also said the remains of the deceased has been deposited at the state specialist hospital morgue in Akure while an autopsy will be carried out.

The Police image maker however said the case has been transferred to the state’s Criminal Investigation Department while he promised that they were on the trail of the suspect.

[Daily Times Akure]



  1. Sunny T

    December 5, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    I kinda of pity the dad he must have been really frustrated.
    This boy is a pain to his father

  2. Daniel Umeh

    December 5, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    military men depend so much on guns. It’s risky to have them as husband or father. RIP young man

  3. Titilayo

    December 5, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Parents should pray to God not to have a child like Ayo
    I have been in the Major’s shoe before so I know what am talking about

  4. ogbesco

    December 5, 2013 at 2:50 AM


    • Metu Nyetu

      December 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      Pls look up d meaning of frm ur dictionary.

  5. red

    December 5, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    Why did he hid the body,The son deserved what he got for abusing his father,I have seen and actually tried to save a 75 to 80 year old man from such trouble of cracked head useless sons who lift their hands to lay it on their parents,This man will visit my dad when we are on vacation &refuse to go home even when dad is done and read to hit the bed,This old man will run from HIS OWN HOUSE because he have a classified animal as a representative,He beats his dad when his girl broke up with him,when he is hungry,when he wakes from the wrong side of the bed,when he gets with cold,when his sorry ass life is dead broke.To me,it was self defence but got afraid when he saw his dead body.pls let him go and live whatever life he have left,we are suppose to take care of my parents and treat them with care,love and respect for not breaking our head when we were little and of course for making us see this world in the first place.if you don’t understand or have never witnessed such abused pls pls,I beg you in Jesus name don’t comment nonsense.I can’t stop crying right now for knowing that someone else might be going through same thing right now,I remember the fear in that old man’s eyes when he told me the story of his son and the pain he wrapped up inside like a child that set fire to everything the family have.if this guy really abused his father as said,pls hang his corpse again.

    • Cathy

      December 5, 2013 at 3:25 AM

      Madam I partly agree with you but on the other hand the man shouldn’t have killed his son like that
      If every angry parent were to be killing their wayward children, who else will remain in this world? Think about that @red

    • Metu Nyetu

      December 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      U knw wat u’r talkn ’bout.

    • Metu Nyetu

      December 5, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Waz refering 2 Red.

    • Nma

      December 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      Red, you will understand that all these military and police men are criminals taking bribes, stealing indirectly and lending guns to armed robbers. It could be that the son had copied the father’s footstep. He could’t take it easy with the son forgeting what he himself did in the past. It could be nemesis that just fell on him. Like father like son.

  6. mike

    December 5, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    wonders dey say shall never end

  7. Pelumyemmal

    December 5, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    Brethren! Theirs a curse upon both of dem. Pls note it

  8. ranting mouth

    December 5, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    stupid boy, respect our father n ur mother so dat ur days will b long, since he refuses 2 learn 4rm dat old biblical say, dat is why his days is cut short, hahahaha, d old soldier pls dont run just come out an face d law, police pls beware cos dis guy will turn into rambo in d jungle

  9. red

    December 5, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Thanks Cathy for not been rude because the topic is very delicate,you are right but not to a fullstop.The deceased abused the dad repeatedly,I didn’t see where they said wayward which is different from abused.if you have see what I saw to push me to say that,Believe me Cathy,you will get me a bottle of chilled wine to calm my nerves.I don’t think parents can kill their kids who are wayward.I hope you understand me.

  10. red

    December 5, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Why will i want a person that abuses to share my world and name,you hate the person that why you abuse they,majority of abused cases always end up with death,so the guy could have best the man to death and some of us will then demand his head.SO SAY NO TO ABUSE before it leads to death.why will the old man be paying light bills if the guy is old enough to have a woman.Is a sad cases that it ended this way,if i can have my way i will set the man free.

  11. T Boy

    December 5, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    As much as Ayo would have been a bad boy, the father was not in the war front so this issue had not gotten to using a gun. You have no right to shoot anyone regarding the non payment of PHCN bill. I wish this man be caught and appropriately tried. That you are military or ex does not mean you use ur service gun anyhow.

    • akinstell

      December 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      I don’t blame the old Man for what he did. Many children now-a-days are just too abusive.The old has used his youth to cater for the boy and now that he is old shouldn’t the boy cater for him? He didn’t do that yet the old man is not complaining concerning that. He went ahead to provide the money gave it to the son to simply pay and he lavished it on God knows what. The old man was just tired of the whole thing. And remember soldier or not provocation can lead to anything. Like someone said the bible says honour thy father and mother so that your day will be long. There is no curse on the old man o.m the stupid boy asked for it. If he was tired of his father all should have done was move out. Pls the police should leave the man o. Its self defence. After all the boy would have known to what extent his father’s anger can get to. Why did he wait for him to go in and bring his gun. He just dared the old man and he proved to him that he didn’t just retire as an office soldier he was a real soldier, a soldier that faced the war! And if you are married to a soldier learn not to provok them. Simple!!!

  12. Metu Nyetu

    December 5, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    It’s not dat izi 2 remain temperate unda dis sort of provocation. I pity dis major so badly. He’d neva intended resolving dis case in a bloody way. If only dat gun waz nt close!
    Dis is one of d low sides of keepn guns. Though it is meant 4 protection, time would alwz present itself wit moments dat u wud b pushd against d wall. &we knw dat anger is just an edge less dan madness. So in dat excited st8,&wit ur loyal gun comin in handy, u use it wdout thinking. & den Daily Sun newspaper wud caption it, BLOODY!

  13. blaze_boy

    December 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    That’s so bad of him he shudnt ve killed his own son just becoz of argument on PhCn bill that’s so sad RIP boy

  14. nd

    December 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    This kind of thing can only happen were a man abandons his children and their mother to suffer may be because of another woman and when he retires he comes back home and expect thèm to respect him. If this man really trained this boy very well he can never insult his Father. If this man had sent this boy to school he may not have used d money that was meant for electric bill even if he did, he will not abuse his father. U dont force people to respect u rather u earn their respect by respecting urslf. If he can shot his son only God knows what hé will do to others or was he transfering the hatered u had for for d boys mother to d boy because there is no doubt that u hate hér with passion.

  15. red

    December 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    You should be asking yourself the same question Metu Nyetu before directing it to can’t force me to choke on your theory,I stand by what i said and have no apology about it.He should kiss his dead ass for all i care,he is a full blooded animal for beating his father,I pray the angels slam the gate on his coward face.

    • Metu Nyetu

      December 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      I neva askd u any question. I said u knew wat u were talkn about. Is dat hard 2 undstnd? Now u’v made me ask u a question.

  16. prime

    December 5, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    @red,i beg talk am i full for your back.why god no punish the boy when he dey neat the pops.i see say una dey do the same thing to una pops.yeye

  17. red

    December 5, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Thanks metu Nyetu for the big correction,just did what you asked me to do and was surprise at the answer.Thanks a lot,I thought the word was a urban name for prostitution.Thank you.I hope you are mad at me for the misunderstanding.

  18. ranting mouth

    December 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    dis old soldier is nt d first man 2 hv killed his son, marvin gaye father did d same back den, d boy was disrespectful period, its an act of self defensed

  19. ms ohio ERANKO

    December 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM




  20. Udyluv

    December 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    No bdy has d right 2 shad any blood of ur follow human,nt 2 talk of d father hu brought a child 2 dis earth. feed hm n cloth hm til he grow 2 be a man den leta kil hm 4 sum kind unmeaniful excues,if it wer 2 be so den wat do we have 2 say abt our lord jesus hu went n die dat we might live,die so we may be forgiven,den after all dis we til cnt 4gv even our own child 4 sumting cal money,sumting dat cn never last exchange 4 human lyf No i disagre,Y den do we pray 2 God 2 4gv our trcespas as we 4gv those hu trcespas aganst beluv brodas n sistas in d lord lets us all try our best 2 4gv one anoda so we may be 4gven n neva pray dis shd hapen 2 u in any way or any bdy u no cos it painful, d man hm self did nt tink it wil hapen dat way cos am very sure he has regr8ted it all.may d soul of dat boy RIP Amen

  21. Love

    December 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    This should serve as a lesson to people that can’t just manage their anger. Under no situation should a man loose his temper to killing a fellow human being. I would not have pitied the boy if it did not end up in death. He deserved to be seriously dealt with for provoking his parent, even God is against it. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

  22. Solex

    December 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Now where will dis young man spend his eternity,heaven or hell?

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