Son Accused Of Killing Father Castrates Himself While In Police Custody

Lagos Island General Hospital | credits: Samson Folarin

Lagos Island General Hospital
| credits: Samson Folarin | PUNCH

An only son and also a university dropout simply identified as Oluwaropo Tifase who was accused of killing his 75-year-old father, Moses, in the Jakande Estate, Mile 2 area of Lagos State, has reportedly removed his testicles while in the custody of the police. PUNCH Metro reports:

Twenty-two-year-old Oluwaropo, during a chat with our correspondent at the Lagos Island General Hospital, where he was rushed to for treatment, said he acted under the influence of a spirit which possessed him at the time. Our correspondent had reported on December 30, 2014 that the Imesi Ile, Osun State indigene, was rusticated from a university in Ondo State, a few years back, for engaging in cult-related activities.

He was alleged to have sneaked into his father’s bedroom and stabbed him with a pair of scissors in the neck. Neighbours, who first discovered the deceased in a pool of blood, were said to have alerted the police at the FESTAC division. The whole family was said to have been rounded up for questioning and after some preliminary investigations, Oluwaropo was detained while the others were released.

PUNCH Metro reported that his mother, 65-year-old Funmilayo, told the police that the suspect once manhandled her during an argument. It was said that he was the last child and only son of the five children of the victim. Our correspondent learnt that the case was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, where the suspect was kept in custody. However, he was said to have used the tiles of the cell to remove his two testicules.