Dec 3rd, 2015 – Son Kills Father In Church After Drug Addiction Deliverance Failed In Sabo Abeokuta Ogun State
Tragedy struck on Tuesday night in Sabo, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State when a suspected drug addict allegedly ran amock and killed his father, simply identified as Baba Basirat.
Daily Sun gathered that the incident occurred at number 25, Akintobi Badejo Street, Sabo when the middle-aged man whose name could not be ascertained as at press time, allegedly pushed down his 69-year-old father during an argument.
Baba Basirat was said to have fallen, collapsed and died instantly.
On Wednesday morning, the suspect again went wild and vandalised a blue Honda Accord with registration number Lagos, AGL 763 AQ which belonged to his brother-in-law.
He was later over-powered, given some sedatives and bound hands and legs.
In a bid to cover-up the incident from the police and the public, journalists who rushed to the scene of the crime were attacked by family members.
Attempts were also made to seize the camera of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA 12), crew, Abeokuta. The station’s vehicle which conveyed reporters to the scene of the crime was prevented from leaving.
The family members queried the interest of the journalists in what they described as a “family affair.”
Daily Sun gathered that a scuffle had occurred between the father and his son at the entrance when the former took him to church on Tuesday for deliverance from drug addiction.
It was during the scuffle between them that the son pushed his father who collapsed and was later confirmed dead at a private hospital.
The 65-year-old man who was an indigene of Ogbomoso, Oyo State was said to have been rushed to Mercy Hospital in the Onikolobo area of Abeokuta where he was confirmed dead.
When our reporter visited the scene, the killer son was said to have been put on sedative and kept in a room with hands and feet tied. The corpse of his father was also being kept in another room.
“As a parent, the father was not happy that the boy smokes Indian hemp and so much has been spent on him and he was not ready to take him to psychiatric hospital because of finance, that was what took them to the church before he came back and broke the wind screen of a car belonging to his brother-in-law.”
[Reported By Segun Olatunji, Daily Sun Abeokuta]