Ogun State police command have arrested a 29-year-old man, Owolabi Folorunsho, for allegedly hacking his 99-year-old aunty to death at Maraisa Lane, Igan Road, Ago-Iwoye.
The suspect was said to have been arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ago-Iwoye, CSP Ade Adedoyin, that the a man had butchered his aunt, Ebunola Aroboto, to death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said during interrogation, the suspect admitted killing the old woman with a machete because he had an inclination that the woman was responsible for most of his spiritual problems.
He said: “The suspect was a regular player of lottery game and whenever he is sure of wining, the deceased, who was his father’s elder sister, will use her supernatural power to change the winning number, which prevented him from winning.”
Oyeyemi added that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Ijebu-Ode, General Hospital, for post-mortem examination.
According to the PPRO, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), DCP Wale Abass, to take over the case and ensure diligent prosecution of the suspect.