Crime

Son Kills Father over Chicken Head in Ondo

A 26-year-old Godwin Matthew has macheted his 64 year old father, Matthew Audu to death in Akure, the Ondo state for giving him the head of a chicken killed to entertain his younger brother.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Funmi Odunlami in a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday said that the murder incident was reported at the Ala Police station by the wife of the deceased.

“On 9th September, 2021, a case of murder was reported at Ala Divisional Headquarters by one Mrs. Christiana Audu Matthew that her son Godwin Matthew, ’m’, 26 years old left home with his father to the family’s farm but later discovered that the young man had macheted his father to death.

“In the course of interrogation, the suspect stated that on 9th September, 2021, his late father directed him to kill a chicken for his brother one Emmanuel Audu ‘m’, 7 years old, for his entertainment, meanwhile, it was only the chicken head that was given to him and this made him to kill his father.”

Odunlami, also said that a 64 year old man, Ajayi Awe has been arrested for defiling a six year old girl.

According to her “On 17th of September, 2021, at about 2000hrs, one Mrs. Obademi Fatimah of B11 Daja, Ajowa-Akoko, came to Okeagbe-Akoko Divisional Headquarters and reported a case of defilement.

“She stated that her daughter, names withheld, aged 6, of same address, was defiled by one Ajayi Awe ‘m’ Aged 64 of B/98 Daja Ajowa- Akoko, some days ago in his house.

“The suspect had been arrested and the victim taken to the Hospital for medical care and report.

The police spokesperson added that the Suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and would be charged to Court after police investigation.

The Police spokesperson noted additional 12 suspects have been arrested for various criminal offences ranging from armed robbery, stealing, defilement among others.

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Ondo Begins Evacuation of Beggars from Streets

The Ondo State Government has commenced the evacuation of destitute, beggars and urchins in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Foluke Tunde-Daramola, told journalists during the evacuation exercise that they had been posing security threats to the residents of the state.

“The sight of the people on the streets of the state capital has become a major concern, not only to government, but to residents.

“Those evacuated would be kept under government’s care for monitoring. Series of meetings has been held with various stakeholders in the state to achieve the desired results.

“Before now, there was an interactive session between the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and other stakeholders in Ondo State including the Head of Service, Mr. Niran Adeyemo and religious institutions to ensure that street urchins, beggars and destitute are taken off the streets.”

“Government would replicate same exercise across the major cities of Ondo State”, Tunde-Daramola added.

One of the evacuees, Mr. Muhammed Bello, pleaded with the Ondo State Goverment to rescind its decision, stressing that life could be difficult for them if they would be taking away from the streets.

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