A 51-year-old man, Oluwaseye Ayoola, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly killing his mother, Dorcas Ayoola over his sister’s will.
Latestamebo gathered that the suspect, Oluwaseye Ayoola, charged into his mother’s house, Tuesday evening, demanding for the money. The amount as gathered was willed to him by his late sister. A relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the deceased only gave the suspect N500,000, which he was alleged to have squandered.
Argument over the refund of N10.5 million between the suspect and his late mum had reportedly been on for a while. But she was said to have been advised by some of his children to ensure that the former had a good plan for the money before releasing it to him.
However, during an argument over the N10.5 million, the suspect was alleged to have hit his mother with an axe on the head, causing her to slump. Thereafter, he left her in a pool of blood and fled.
Residents described the suspect as the black sheep of the family. One of them, who gave her name simply as Njideka, said: “We were all shocked when one of his brothers rushed out and alerted people of the incident.
“The man in question has been misbehaving, holding members of his family to ransom whenever he needed anything from them.
“Argument over the money has been on and on several occasions, he had threatened that he would kill his mother if she does not give him the money. He had indeed made do his threat.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that policemen from Ogombo Division, on getting information, swung into action and later apprehended the suspect.
According to Badmus: “At about 11.15p.m. on Tuesday, one Akintunde Ayoola of United Estate, came to the station and reported that on same date, at about 6pm, he got information that his brother, Oluwaseye Ayoola, manhandled his mother over failure to release an undisclosed amount of money to him.
“On arrival at the scene, he found his mother, Dorcas Ayoola, in a pool of blood, while the culprit, Oluwaseye fled to an unknown destination. But policemen from Ogombo lunched a manhunt for the suspect and arrested him.
“On interrogation, he confirmed that he had gone to his mother and asked her to give him N500,000 out of the N11 million his late sister left behind, but that she refused. He said he used an axe on her. Her corpse is in a general hospital mortuary for post-mortem, while the suspect is in custody.”