Man Strangles Aged Father To Death To Travel Abroad

A 41-year-old man appeared before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing his aged father, Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria.

Yusuf Akinbiyi, the accused, and 86-year-old Agboola Akinbiyi, the defeated, were living together at Madon village, Ijede Ikorodu, Lagos. Moreover, Akinbiyi had no job and was dependent on his father.

A bloodcurdling incident happened on May 21 at about 11.05 p.m. at the deceased’s residence. The father’s unwillingness to sell the land belonging to him sparked the argument that resulted in his own death.

It was gathered that on the money raised from the sale of land the younger Akinbiyi was going to travel abroad but his father was strongly against this idea. 

When an amicable way of persuading did not work, the Yusuf Akinbiyi brutally beat the old man with his hands and covered his mouth and nose with pillow till the man stopped breathing.

After a while the accused was arrested on suspicion of premeditated murder. The body of the deceased had been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

The accused is facing a one-count charge of murder, as the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.  

The magistrate, Miss A.O Komolafe, ordered that the accused be kept in prison custody pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. The court did not take the plea of the accused and the case was adjourned till August 11 for mention.

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