The 300-level Redeemer’s University student, Tolani Ajayi who killed his 66-year-old  father, Lawyer Charles Ajayi (SAN) has admitted to the crime but claims he was provoked into the killing.

Tolani, 21, told newsmen yesterday at the Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta , where he is detained for the crime.

While fielding questions from journalists, the accused regretted his action, adding that it was spiritual.

Explaining the circumstances behind the incident, Tolani said he and the deceased had an argument, which got physical.

“There was an argument between us and I stood up to him. Then he started beating me with a stick and bit me with his teeth. He went to the kitchen and got a stick (wooden spoon), which he used on me repeatedly and I tried to defend myself, then he bit me on my shoulder and I got angry. I used normal small kitchen knife, then, I used cutlass to attack him. I regret the action.

“We were at home alone; my mother was in Abuja where we live while I school in Camp.  He came for a programme, we were meant to go back to Abuja together before the incident happened.”

The suspect also said he was ready to face the full wrath of the law for his action, saying “there is no way Nigerians can help me. I am going to face my judgment, I am meant to pay for what I have done.  It is not as if I am ready, it is something that is inevitable, something that is going to happen. I am just waiting for it.”

He sought for forgiveness from his mother, saying “I have sent some people to talk to her that I am sorry, I have talked to my sister, my mother is still grieving I want to give her time, it may be spiritual. I have asked for forgiveness.”

He also admitted to using drugs.

He said, “I tried those drugs myself. I might have heard it from my friends but, I tried it myself. The incident happened around 1.00 a.m. It was anger that led me into this.”


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