A 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, who lives in Alagbaka Area of Ashi in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday narrated how he killed his 72-year-old biological father, Mr. Busari Isiaka.
Isiaka was among the 40 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Shina Olukolu, at the command’s headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
The suspects according to Olukolu were arrested based on allegations of kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, conspiracy, and cultism.
Isiaka, while speaking said he did not have the intention to kill his father, saying he was engaged in a heated argument with his father and in annoyance used his two hands to push his father on the chest from a storey building.
He stated that his father fell on the staircases and died in the process. But he could not articulate why he pushed his father.
“On that day, I went upstairs to meet him. He had dressed up and he was about to leave for an outing.
I pushed him. Since I was born, I have not been fighting him. The only thing we used to fight on was the way he used to drink to stupor. But on that day, I just went upstairs and I pushed him. He fell on the staircases and rolled down. My mother is dead. He died many years ago.”
Olukolu, while speaking, maintained that Isiaka was arrested by the police in the state for allegedly killing his 72-year-old biological father, Busari Isiaka.
Olukolu explained that Isiaka purportedly killed his father on November 11, 2019, at about noon and the incident was reported at Ashi Divisional Police Headquarters at about 6 p.m on the same day.
He allegedly engaged his father, who was said to be a retired military man, in a fist scuffle, and in the process strangled him. He was said to have called his two brothers, Toaheed Isiaka and Muritala Isiaka, and narrated the ordeal to them.
“His two brothers immediately raced to their father’s house and prepared his corpse for burial without reporting to the police to conceal the heinous crime perpetrated by their brother, Ibrahim Isiaka. Their father, Busari Isiaka, was hurriedly buried the same date.
“Ibrahim Isiaka was thereafter arrested along with his two brothers. He confessed to the commission of the crime while his two brothers also confessed to have buried their father the same day to prevent the police from arresting Ibrahim Isiaka as advised by some people”.
Ibrahim’s elder brother, Taoheed, 41, also told journalists that he was not at the scene when the incident occurred and that their sibling, Murtala, 36, was also not around. But they received a call that Ibrahim and their father were fighting and the old man had died.
“I was at a site when I received a call, and I rushed to my father’s house. On getting, I discovered that it was true that my father had died. So, I informed my father’s younger sibling about the development and he told me that he was at Adeoyo Hospital. About one hour later, he called me that he could not come and that we children of the deceased should organise for his burial.
“Our father was a Muslim and we invited Islamic clerics that conducted a brief funeral service in our house and therefore we buried him within the compound. But somebody we did not know reported the matter to the police and a few days after the burial, the three of us were arrested by the police. Apart from Ibrahim, myself and Muritala were arrested because we did not report the matter to the police.”
No fewer than five suspected kidnappers that have purportedly terrorised Ibarapa axis of Oyo State and that took part in the kidnap of some lecturers of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igbo-Ora were also paraded by the police boss in the state.
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