Man kills his brother for being too stingy, steals his bike

Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old man for killing his brother and stealing his properties including a motorbike.

The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba while parading the suspect before newsmen on Tuesday said the suspect identified as Ebenezer Olorunleke who hails from Jege in Kogi state killed his brother on August 29.

The killing was perpetuated after Olorunleke stormed his house at Abe Cocoa Area of Okeila with three members of his gang now at large.

He reportedly stabbed his brother to death with a screwdriver and a knife, after which they stole his red coloured Bajaj motorbike with registration number ADK 100 UJ.

“They hit him in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home. He had confessed to have committed the offence, he said.

While narrating his own side of the story and why he killed his brother, the suspect described his brother as “stingy man”. We only wanted to take his money and leave his house but he wrestled with us which led to his death, he said.

“I did not follow them inside the room, but upon realising that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting, I rushed in and wanted to rescue him but he bit me and chopped off my finger.

“The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the machine, I resisted it. I was thinking of coming to the police to report when I was arrested with the machine”, he said.

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