An undergraduate, Olusoji Thompson who confessed to the crime of killing his 86-year-old father has been detained at the homicide section of the Ondo State Police Command .
The deceased, Chief Clifford Olumekun, was allegedly murdered on January 2, 2017 with an axe by his son at his residence located at No 1, Okeraye Street, Idepe in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to This Day, a source said immediately after killing his father, the suspect allegedly fled after he had parked the deceased’s lifeless body, wrapped it with a cloth and cleaned the blood stains in the room so as not to douse suspicion that the deceased was murdered.
“When the family members got into the room they noticed the blood stains that were carelessly cleaned on the floor of the room.
“They also found out that blood stains that were supposed to be on the deceased’s body had been carefully cleaned and his corpse was wrapped in a big cloth as if he died naturally,” he said.
The source added that the family immediately consulted the oracle to expose the killer but the suspect who had earlier fled the town showed up and confessed to the crime. He was later handed over to the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident adding that the reason for the boy’s dastardly act was yet to be determined.
“The incident happened on January 2, 2017 and we have arrested the suspect. We are still interrogating him to know why he carried out such an act,” he said.