The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a young man Hassan Ibrahim for allegedly killing his 90-year-old father; a retired Army Corporal Sabi Ibrahim, over an ATM card.
Parading the suspect at the command’s Headquarters in Ilorin, the Police spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi said on August 5, 2022, one Aishat Ibrahim; sister to the suspect reported the disappearance of the deceased to the Command.
According to him, the circumstances of the deceased disappearance elicited suspicion, and investigation led to the arrest of the son.
Ajayi said during investigation, the suspect confessed to have administered paracetamol injection mixed with other substances on his father, who became weak and dizzy, after returning from rhe bank where he went with his father, to collect the father’s ATM card.
Ajayi explained that the suspect took the father on a motorcycle he borrowed to convey his father to an isolated uncompleted building and strangled him, dug a shallow grave where he buried his father after dispossessing him of the card .
“The suspect thereafter escaped to Kaduna state and started withdrawing from his late father’s account, he withdrew a total sum of N59,000 Naira. It was learnt that the purpose of killing his father was to dispossess him of the ATM card since he is already aware of the pin”, Ajayi said.
The Police Spokesperson, added that the ATM card and the motorcycle have been recovered, and the suspect charged to court.
Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Annabel Nwachukwu