The police in Osun State have arrested a 23-year-old man, Julius Olatunji, for allegedly sneaking into the residence of a septuagenarian, Ojo Durojaye, and killing him after stealing his property.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday.
He said Olatunji fled from Imesi Ile, Osun State, where the incident happened, and ran to Ekiti State, adding that the suspect was arrested by the police in September 2018.
The CP said, “On July 19, 2018, the suspect, Julius Olatunji, who lived opposite the residence of the deceased at Imesi Ile in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, sneaked into the house of the deceased, who was incapacitated by ill health and was alone at home at about 12noon.
“The deceased was alone because the people living with him went out. The suspect attacked the 75 years old man, robbed him of his money, recharge cards, 25 litres of palm oil and other valuables yet to be estimated.
“The suspect hit the deceased on the head with a chair until he died. The suspect has been on the run since the incident. He was arrested at his hideout in Ekiti State on September 5. He has since made useful statement and confessed to the crime during interrogation.”
The CP, while warning youths against engaging in crime, said Olatunji would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.