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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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