A young man who allegedly hacked his father to death with a cutlass following a disagreement is presently cooling his heels in police custody in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
The Punch learnt that a fight broke out between the father late Taiwo Olagesin and his son Babatunde Olagesin on Monday, May 6, 2019 at their residence in the Ijoko area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the suspect had wanted to leave home for Oshodi, Lagos State, around 6am, but was prevented by his father, who insisted that he (the son) would accompany him somewhere.
The deceased thereafter locked up the exit doors of the premises to keep his son inside.
When it appeared he could not restrict his son, Taiwo reportedly brought out a cutlass to scare him.
Undeterred by the weapon, Babatunde was said to have struggled to collect it from his father. In the process, he reportedly used the weapon to cut his father in the stomach.
It was gathered that neigbours quickly alerted the police from the Agbado division to the incident who arrested Babatunde.
A police source disclosed that the suspect in his statement claimed to have killed his father by accident, adding that the case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
A resident, who gave his name only as Seun, said the tragedy could have been averted if Babatunde’s mother was at home that day.
“I was not around when the incident happened. It was when I returned from work in the evening that I learnt about it. From what I learnt, he always had problems with his father. His mother who usually cautioned him was not at home on the day the incident happened.
“The father had asked him to follow him somewhere but he insisted that he was going to Oshodi to work, which led to a fight. He hacked his father to death with a cutlass.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the case would soon be charged to court.