A 23-year-old, Ibrahim Hassan, has been arrested for allegedly killing his 90-year-old father, Sabi Ibrahim, in Kwara State and stealing the money of the deceased.
The Police made Hassan’s arrest in Kaduna State where he fled to after he took his father’s life and started withdrawing his money via ATM having been acquainted with the pin number.
Parading the suspect on Thursday at Kwara State Police Command, the spokesman, SP Okansanmi Ajayi said, “on August 5, one Aishat Ibrahim visited the police and reported that her 90-year-old dad was missing.
“Upon investigation into the matter, the suspect who is the biological son of the missing old man was arrested.
“During investigation, he confessed to have administered paracetamol injection mixed with other substances on his father, who became weak and dizzy immediately after the injection.”
“He said that he did this after coming from the bank where he took his father to renew and collect his ATM card. He then, took the father on a motorcycle he borrowed to convey his father to an isolated uncompleted building and strangulated him to death. Thereafter, he said he dug a shallow grave where he buried his father after dispossessing him of the ATM card they went to the bank to collect.”
The command spokesman further noted that the suspect after killing and burying his father escaped to Kaduna State and started withdrawing from his late father’s account.
According to him, “the suspect withdrew a total sum of N59,000. He stated further that the purpose of killing his father was to dispossess him of the ATM card since he already knew the pin. He also sold the borrowed motorcycle and eloped to Kaduna State where he was eventually arrested.”
Items recovered from the suspect, Ajayi said are “the ATM card and the stolen motorcycle,” adding that the he would be charged to court after investigations