The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Ishau Falana, aged 55 for allegedly beating his relative, known as Badmus Rafiu, to death.
NEWSNAIJA learned that the suspect tied the hands and legs of the deceased, beat him to a state of coma, and abandoned him in a bush at Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement.
The PPRO said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Ayetoro Divisional Headquarters by the deceased’s younger brother.
Oyeyemi explained that the deceased’s brother reported that Badmus went to their farm at the Oluwasogo area of Ijaka-Isale and was approached by the suspect, who challenged him for burning the bush very close to his farm.
According to the Police PPRO, the victim’s brother explained that a fight proceeded between Badmus and Falana, but the suspect overpowered the deceased, tied his hands and legs with rope, and used a stick to beat him to a state of unconsciousness and left him for dead.
He said, “The following day when the deceased’s mother got to the farm, she met him already dead. Upon the report, the DPO, Ayetoro Division, CSP Bolaji Jimoh, detailed his detectives to the scene from where the corpse was recovered to the General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem examination.
The suspect was then traced and apprehended. On interrogation, he confessed to tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to a state of coma, but claimed that he never knew that it would lead to his death.”