A 26-year old medical student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Olusoji Thompson Olumekun, is in police custody in Ondo State for allegedly killing his 86 years old father, Mr Clifford Olumekun, with an axe.
The killer was said to have carried out the act at their private residence in Idepe Community, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state on Monday evening.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident to online news media Sahara Reporters, said that the matter was reported to the police by residents of the community and that the younger Olumekun is currently in custody.
“We have started an investigation into the matter, but it has been established that the old man was axed to death right inside his house,” he said.
Mr. Joseph added that the police are on top of the situation to find out what the medical student’s motives were.
Sources in the Idepe community disclosed that the corpse of the older Olumekun was found wrapped in cloth in his room.
The remains of the 86- year-old man have been deposited at a morgue.
“The police came in here and took photographs of the old man while his remains have been deposited at the morgue” the source said.
Sources disclosed that other members of the family suspected of involvement in the plot have fled the community and have been declared wanted by the police.