I killed my father over a stick of cigarette – Suspect
The Edo State Police Command,
yesterday, paraded 63 suspected armed robbers,
child defilers and murderers, including a 25-year-
old boy who murdered his father after a quarrel
over a stick of cigarette he stole from his father.
Confessing his sins, Best Momodu, an indigene of
Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State,
who murdered his father, said he committed the
dastard act with anger after he stole a stick of
cigarette from his father.
He said: “I stole his cigarette and he found out. So
he started shouting at me and quarrelling. So,
mistakenly I took a knife and stabbed him. I have
not seen the dead body but I heard he died. But
the community people arrested me after I killed
The state Commissioner of Police, Folunso
Adebanjo, who paraded the suspects,
admonished residents of the state to be vigilant
particularly at the airports, crowded places,
uncompleted buildings and to monitor their
Declaring that the police in the state had put up
strategies to curb crime this ember months, the
CP raised alarm over increasing number of cases
of child defilers in the state and urged parents to
be watchful, saying the activities of child defilers
are not only worrisome but wicked.
According to him, “this is the beginning of the
ember months, these are times criminals will
want to reap where they did not sow. I want to
thank the people of the state for their
corporation and I urge for continued partnership
between the police and the public.
“If you observe anything around, report to the
police, monitor all uncompleted buildings
because that is where criminals hide.”
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