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Man kills cigarette seller over N50- Police

Arrested Biodun Adebiyi who allegedly beat a cigarette seller to death Over N50 in Ogun state.

Ogun state Police command has arrested a 32-year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi for allegedly beating a 30-year-old cigarette seller, Mukaila Adamu to death over N50 balance. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the Suspect in a statement in Abeokuta.

Mr Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested after the father of the deceased, Adamu Abubakar reported the incident at Idiroko divisional headquarters.

He explained the Suspect had come to buy cigarettes at the shop of the deceased around two O’clock in the afternoon but returned at about 10 o’clock in the evening to the demand for his balance.

The father of the deceased who said the Suspect gave his late son a blow after an argument had ensued between them noted that his son collapsed and was confirmed dead in the hospital.

Mr Oyeyemi said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution. 

Reporting by Olusegun Folarin; Editing by Tina Oyinsan