A police officer attached to Kirikiri Police Division has allegedly killed and buried his 17-year old son over a missing 2,000 naira.
The officer identified as Oludele Olosunde allegedly beat the boy, Ibukun and buried his remains at Apapa cementary in Lagos.
Ibukun had secured admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and was expected to resume with other freshers on January 8th.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Oludele, who was attached to the Kirikiri Police Division, had on Tuesday, January 2, accused Ibukun of stealing N2,000.
The evening, the suspect allegedly took his son into their apartment, where he allegedly beat him up, asking him to confess to the crime.
After the victim denied the allegation, the officer descended on him with beating and the boy collapsed.
Ibukun reportedly collapsed and was taken to an auxiliary nurse in the community, who referred him to a medical centre.
He gave up the ghost on the way to the medical facilities and was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital.
When the Newsmen visited the area, residents were feigning ignorance.
However, a man whose house was beside the suspect’s confirmed the incident to the Punch Metro.
He said, “The boy was the first of four children. His mother was not around when it happened. I think she travelled. The father said he was looking for N2,000 and said the boy took the money, which he denied.
“That evening, when the man returned from work, he saw the boy outside and grabbed him by the hand. He took him inside the house and asked him to say where the money was. He started flogging the boy, who cried for help. The man flogged him until he went into a coma.”
A friend of the victim explained that the parents had just finished paying his tuition fees as he had been admitted into the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.
“He had packed his things and planned to resume on Monday (today) before this incident happened. Unfortunately after his death, the man found the missing money,” he said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that it was a case of manslaughter.
He said, “On January 3, 2018, at about 4pm, information was received that a man killed his son and took away the corpse. We learnt that he returned to his house on Rasaq Okunola Street, Ijagemo, and locked himself inside. Detectives raced to the scene and arrested the suspect.
“Upon interrogation, he said his son, Ibukun, stole his N2,000 and when he questioned him, he ran away. He said his son fell on a septic tank slab in the process and injured his head, but later died in a hospital while receiving treatment.
“He said he took his corpse to the Apapa cemetery for burial. Investigation is ongoing into the case.”