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Police arrest man for killing 90-yr-old father over ATM card

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested one Ibrahim Hassan, a biological son of a retired army corporal, Sabi Ibrahim, for the alleged murder of his father.

Ibrahim Hassan allegedly administered the late 90-year-old father with paracetamol injection mixed with other substances.

The late father, according to the police became weak and dizzy immediately after the injection.

The suspect then ferried the father with a borrowed motorcycle to an uncompleted building where he allegedly strangulated the old man to death.

The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, disclosed that the matter was reported on 5/8/2022, by one Aishat Ibrahim ‘F’ as a case of a missing person.

Okasanmi told newsmen while parading the suspect in Ilorin on Thursday at the state police command that “the circumstances of his disappearance elicited suspicion hence the resolve of the Command to get to the root of it.

He said “investigation into the matter led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Hassan ‘M’, a biological son of the missing old man.

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“During the investigation, the suspect confessed to have administered paracetamol injection mixed with other substances on his father, who became weak and dizzy immediately after the injection, this he did after coming from the bank where he took his father to renew and collect his ATM card.”

The spokesman revealed that the suspect thereafter, “took the father on a motorcycle he borrowed to convey his father to an isolated uncompleted building and strangulated his father to death, dug a shallow grave where he buried his father after dispossessing him of the Wema Bank ATM card they went to the bank to collect.”

Okasanmi said the suspect escaped to Kaduna State and started withdrawing from his late father’s account, he withdrew a total sum of N59,000.

He stated further that the purpose of killing his father was to dispossess him of the ATM card since he already knew the pin.

The suspect also sold the borrowed motorcycle and absconded to Kaduna State where he was eventually arrested.

The spokesman said the ATM card and the stolen motorcycle have been recovered, while the suspect would soon be charged to court.

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