Man Kills Neighbour Over Unpaid Debt In Ogun

Man Kills Neighbour Over Unpaid Debt In Ogun
  • PublishedOctober 28, 2023

One Wasiu Oyekan has been reported to have beaten his neighbour, Ibrahim Lateef, to death over a sum of N4,500 debt in Ogun State.

OSUN DEFENDER learnt that the shocking incident happened at Kobiti area of Abeokuta, the state capital.

The medium learnt that a dispute arose from an incident that occurred back in August when Oyekan accused the deceased’s son and another boy of damaging his PlayStation video game. Seeking compensation for the damages.

The suspect demanded a total of N9,000 for the repairs.

Meanwhile , the father of the accused boy paid him N4,500 but promised to cover the remainder later.

As time passed and the debt remained unpaid, Oyekan’s frustration led him to take the deceased’s son to the police station on a Sunday.

Lateef, upon discovering his son’s involvement with the police, confronted Oyekan seeking an explanation.

This confrontation took a violent turn as Oyekan allegedly struck Lateef in the neck with a fatal punch, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.

The brutal assault led to Lateef’s immediate demise, as he began bleeding from his nose and ears.

According to an eyewitness, who spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that Oyekan is currently in custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

OSUN DEFENDER learnt that the deceased leaves behind his mother, a wife nursing a two-month-old baby girl, other children, and younger siblings.

The news of his untimely death left his aged mother in a state of shock, causing her to faint.

The State Police Command confirmed the incident, with the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, referring inquiries to the Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Itoku, CSP Hadiza Abu Oganyi, who was handling the case.

DPO Hadiza Abu Oganyi acknowledged the tragic incident and revealed that the case had been transferred to the force headquarters for further investigation.

She noted that the confrontation had erupted when the deceased sought answers from Oyekan about reporting his child to the police.

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