Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron in his compound
39-year-old Scavenger identified as Basiru Ibrahim has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing a landlord after the latter prevented him from picking iron in his compound.
It was gathered that the incident occurred in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to Daily Post, sources in the area said the 45-year-old landlord, Arise Ikuesan was hit with an iron rod on the forehead by Ibrahim following a challenge by the deceased over the effrontery of the scavenger to enter his compound to search for iron.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Funmi Odulami, who confirmed the incident disclosed that the suspect was arrested by policemen in the area.
“At about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’ 45 years old, now deceased, after trying to stop the scavenger from picking iron rod in his compound.
“Upon the receipt of the information, detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect,” Odulami said.
The Police PRO said the scavenger confessed to the crime after interrogation and would be charged to court for prosecution.