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News - South West - Osun Updated: April 15, 2024

Osun Police arrest man over alleged murder of mother

By Francis Ezediuno
April 15, 2024
Nigerian Police force
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Operatives of the Osun State Police Command has arrested a 63 year old man, Lukman Adejoju for alleged killing of his 100 year-old-mother.

AllNews.ng gathered that Adejoju, a resident of Kajola village, Apomu in Isokan local government area of the state allegedly killed his mother, Aminat over disputes of palm oil sales.

The Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola while confirming the arrest revealed that the suspect and his mother were both going to the farm when the fight started.

Opalola also disclosed that the suspect confessed that he pushed the deceased and she fell and died.

She added that the suspect had been transferred to the command headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, for further investigation.

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"They were both going to farm when they disagreed. The suspect said he could not explain the spirit that possessed him. He admitted that he pushed the deceased who should be about 100 years old, and the woman fell and died.

“He has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in the headquarters in Osogbo for further investigations."

The incident, it was also gathered led to tension in the community with Police personnel and NSCDC operatives intervening to douse the tension.

Also, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State Command, Kehinde Adeleke, said the suspect was arrested and taken to a police station in Apomu.

She added that normalcy had returned to the village where the incident happened.

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An eyewitness, simply identified as Rasaki, told our correspondent on Sunday, that Lukman and the deceased hired a labourer who assisted them in selling some kegs of palm oil.

As the labourer wanted to remit the proceeds, the late Aminat reportedly insisted that the money should be paid to her, which infuriated the suspect.

He further said, “Residents of the village were all disappointed when we heard of the incident. The incident happened in Kajola village near Apomu on Saturday at about 4 p.m.

“We heard that Lukman who should be around 63 years old disagreed with his mother Aminat aged 100 years, over who should collect the proceeds from their palm oil plantation.

“A labourer that was hired by the two of them wanted to remit proceeds of the sales but the mother insisted that she ought to receive it first. That led to a serious misunderstanding. Lukman attacked the woman and killed her.”

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