By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—A middle-aged man, identified as Adewale Odunlade, yesterday reportedly hacked his friend, Moruf Lawal to death in Atan in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
Vanguard learnt that the suspect, who was suffering from epilepsy, reportedly butchered Lawal to pieces after a disagreement.
It was gathered that both Odunlade and his deceased friend usually posed as security personnel and extort commercial drivers plying Atan road at night.
Further findings showed that a disagreement between the two friends over the day’s proceeds, prompted the suspect, who reportedly lost his cool during the disagreement, to hack 38-year-old Lawal, popularly known as Kaka to death.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, told Vanguard that the suspect has been arrested by Policemen at Onipanu division.
The PPRO said contrary to the general belief that the man was mentally unstable, he was only suffering from epilepsy.
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the DPO to transfer the case to the homicide section of the command for further investigations and prosecution of the suspect.
The people in the area expressed shock over the incident, saying the suspect had been barred from entering their houses due to his disease.