Photo: Lagos Lawyer Killed By Own Son

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                                                                          Tolani Ajayi
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Tolani Ajayi, a
21-year old student of the Department of History and International Relations,
Redeemer University, RCCG Camp Ogun State for killing his father on Tuesday 3
July.
The shattered body of Barrister Charles Ajayi, 60, Senior
Advocate of Nigeria, was recovered in a box at a nearby bush at Canaanland
Street at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Camp, Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway.

The suspect who is a biological son of the slain lawyer was
arrested same day in his fathers residence, at the scene of the incident, at
about 5:30 p.m. after the discovery of the corpse and Police preliminary
findings.
Redemption Camp DPO, Olaiya Martins who led a team of
detectives and some members of the community traced ground marks of the box
from where it was dumped to the house of the suspect. The corpse was traced to
the house of late Barr. Ajayi,where they met the suspect in a relaxed mood in
the house.
Upon interrogation, the suspect who had earlier lied that
his dad had gone on evangelism, however, 
confessed to the crime when he was
taken to the Redemption Camp Divisional Headquarters.
He stated problem arose when his father confronted him for
not responding to all the prayer points he raised, forcing his father to slap
him. He said he went mad and went straight to the kitchen to pick up a knife to
stab him and later a cutlass to cut his throat.
The exhibits including the knife and cutlass he used in
killing his father had been recovered by the Police and the corpse of the SAN
had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.
Ikemefuna Okoye, Commissioner of Police Ogun state has since
sent a team of detectives led by the officer in charge of Homicide section of
the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta to further
investigate the murder.
Okoye sympathised with the family of the deceased,
particularly his wife, who is also a legal practitioner and other children to
take solace in the Lord. He admonished other members of the community in RCCG
to be watchful, adding that, such incident will not occur again as the Command
will improve on the synergy between the police and the Internal Security
Operatives of the RCCG.

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