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Police Arrest Man For Killing Father With Pestle Over Loan

Tragedy struck in Rumuaghaolu, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State as a young man simply identified as Ikechi killed his father with a pestle.

It was gathered that the suspect committed the crime because his father refused to give him the money he requested for.

According to an eyewitness, the community was thrown in mourning late Thursday following the action of Ikechi, who reportedly could not control his anger.

Ikechi’s father died on the spot, the eyewitness disclosed.

The eyewitness said, “He was enraged over the deceased refusal to give him money yesterday at Road 9, Rumuagholu, Port Harcourt.

“The man was suspected to be on drugs. He was asking his dad for money and he refused to give him yesterday. He carried a pestle and hit him.”

Speaking further, the witness said the man, on realising tried to flee from the scene, but was held by some people after a neighbour raised the alarm.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said, “Yes, I can confirm the incident. The boy has been arrested and the matter transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department.”

Also, the Police in Lagos on Friday arraigned a 46-year-old businessman, Ekenedilichukwu Johnpaul, who allegedly obtained a Toyota Hiace worth eight million Naira on false pretences.

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The defendant, who resides on Igala Estate, Ejigbo, Lagos State, is facing charges of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretences and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on December 18, 2019, at Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos State.

Odugbo alleged that the complainant, Mr Ikechukwu Esemonu, entrusted his Toyota Hiace to the defendant to sell it for him.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendant was to pay the proceeds to the complainant’s bank account.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant sold the bus and converted the proceeds to his personal use.

He said that efforts by the complainant to recover the money failed.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 287,314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr M. F. Onamusi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of one million Naira with two sureties in like sum.

Onamusi adjourned the case until September 21 for mention.

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