A 39-year-old scavenger, Badiru lbrahim, has allegedly killed a landlord, Arise lkuesan in Ore, Odigbo council area of Ondo state for disallowing him to pick iron rod from his compound.

The scavenger was said to have hit an iron rod on the forehead of the deceased during an argument over the invasion of his privacy without his consent.

Ikuesan reportedly died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack.

Eyewitness account said the suspect who is now in police custody, attacked the deceased for trying to stop him from picking iron rod in his compound.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command,  Funmi Odulami, confirmed the report saying the 45-year-old landlord was attacked by the scavenger.

Odunlami said “On 13th September, 2021, at about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’ 45 years old, now deceased, after trying to stop the scavenger from picking iron rod in his compound.

“Upon the receipt of the information, Detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect who confessed committing the crime.

The police image maker further disclosed that Police Patrol Team at Igbaraoke Division, intercepted one Opeyemi Olotu, 14 years and Blessing Arohunmolase 17 years, both of Odo-Ode Igbaraoke with Mobile Phones accessories valued at ₦200,000.00.

“During interrogation, they confessed to have burgled the shop of one Olumide Folorunsho, a Phone accessories seller, on 2nd October, 2021, at about 0100hrs”.

Odunlami added that Emmanuel Sunday, aged 11 years, a member of the gang who was formerly at large, had also been arrested. 

The police image maker said that the suspects will soon have their day in court.

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