A native doctor, Idowu Talabi, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his 30-year-old co-tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba.
This was revealed by the spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement he issued on Tuesday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Saturday following a report lodged at Ikenne Divisional Police Headquarters by the wife of the deceased.
She reported that she returned from Church vigil at about 6am only to discover the lifeless body of her husband lying in a pool of his own blood in their house at 4, Best Way Moro Street, Ikenne, Ogun State having been macheted to death by an unknown person.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ikenne Division, CSP Ibrahim Ningi, led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was macheted to death while sleeping on his bed.
It was also discovered that there was no break-in at the scene and nothing was removed from the room.
These discovery pointed to the fact that the killing was carried out by an insider, hence all the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation.
After a thorough investigation, Talabi, who claimed to be a native doctor, confessed been the person who killed the deceased.
When asked the reason for the dastardly act, the suspect alleged that the deceased was fond of accusing him of stealing, and that was what infuriated him to machete him to death when he discovered that the deceased was alone at home sleeping.
The cutlass he used to commit the crime has since been recovered.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the HomicideSection of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.