Two brothers, Mathew Elegbede, 27, and Sunday Elegbede, 33, have been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly killing a 73-year-old man.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspects were arrested following a complaint from the deceased’s son, who reported the murder case to the police.
The younger Elegbede was reported to have broken into an apartment in the house of the deceased, causing the occupier, a tenant, to raise the alarm.
Oyeyemi said, “the old man then came out to challenge Mathew. Mathew was said to have run away only for him to return with his elder brother, armed with a cutlass in which they used to inflict injury on the deceased, which resulted in his death.
The state commissioner of police has ordered the transfer of the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation.
By Tony Nwanne