The Ondo State police command has arrested a 39-year-old scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim, for allegedly killing a landlord, Arise Ikuesan.
Ibrahim was said to have committed the crime in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased, 45, died from the injury he sustained from the attack that occurred on September 13.
Funmi Odulami, spokesperson of the policec command, confirmed the incident.
She stated that the suspect assaulted the deceased landlord for stopping him from picking scraps in his compound.
“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,” the police spokesperson said.
“Upon the receipt of the information, Detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect”she said
Odulami said the suspect confessed to committing the crime and he has been charged to court for prosecution.”