‘Native doctor’ hacks sleeping neighbour to death for alleged theft

‘Native doctor’ hacks sleeping neighbour to death for alleged theft


A ‘native doctor’, Idowu Talabi, has reportedly hacked his 30-year-old co-tenant to death for accusing him of stealing in Ogun State.

Police said Isau Oluwatobiloba’s widow, uncovered the tragedy that occurred at Best way Moro street Ikenne in the State on Sunday when she returned from church vigil.

The spokesman of the Nigeria Police Command in the State, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Tuesday, said the victim was asleep when he was attacked with a machete.

He said Oluwatobiloba’s wife said she discovered the lifeless body of her husband lying in the pool of his own blood in their house after he was attacked with a machete by unknown person at about 6:00 am when she returned home.

Oyeyemi said he suspect who was arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne divisional headquarters, confessed to the crime during interrogation of the suspects.

The statement read in part that “Upon the report, the DPO Ikenne division, CSP Ibrahim Ningi, led his detectives to the scene”, where it was discovered that the deceased was hacked to death with a machete while sleeping on his bed”.

“It was also discovered that there was no break-in at the scene and nothing was removed from the room.

“These discovery pointed to the fact that the killing was carried out by an insider, hence all the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation.

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“After a thorough investigation, Idowu Talabi, who claimed to be a native doctor confessed been the person who killed the deceased.

“When asked the reason for the dastardly act, the suspect alleged that the deceased was fond of accusing him of stealing, and that was what infuriated him to machet him to death when he discovered that the deceased was alone at home sleeping”, according to the statement.

The cutlass he used to commit the crime has since been recovered.

In the mean time, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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