The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Tolani Ajayi, a
21-year old student of the Department of History and
International Relations, Redeemer University, RCCG Camp
Ogun State for killing his father on Tuesday 3 July.
The shattered body of Barrister Charles Ajayi, 60, Senior
Advocate of Nigeria, was recovered in a box at a nearby bush
at Canaanland Street at the Redeemed Christian Church of
God Camp, Km 46 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The suspect who is a biological son of the slain lawyer was
arrested same day in his fathers residence, at the scene of the
incident, at about 5:30 p.m. after the discovery of the corpse
and Police preliminary findings.
Redemption Camp DPO, Olaiya Martins who led a team of
detectives and some members of the community traced
ground marks of the box from where it was dumped to the
house of the suspect. The corpse was traced to the house of
late Barr. Ajayi,where they met the suspect in a relaxed mood
in the house.
Upon interrogation, the suspect who had earlier lied that his
dad had gone on evangelism, however,
confessed to the crime when he was taken to the Redemption
Camp Divisional Headquarters.
He stated problem arose when his father confronted him for
not responding to all the prayer points he raised, forcing his
father to slap him. He said he went mad and went straight to
the kitchen to pick up a knife to stab him and later a cutlass to
cut his throat.
The exhibits including the knife and cutlass he used in killing
his father had been recovered by the Police and the corpse of
the SAN had been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu.
Ikemefuna Okoye, Commissioner of Police Ogun state has
since sent a team of detectives led by the officer in charge of
Homicide section of the Department of Criminal
Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta to further investigate the
Okoye sympathised with the family of the deceased,
particularly his wife, who is also a legal practitioner and
other children to take solace in the Lord. He admonished
other members of the community in RCCG to be watchful,
adding that, such incident will not occur again as the
Command will improve on the synergy between the police
and the Internal Security Operatives of the RCCG.