The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a tricycle operator, Festus Akintelure on Monday. As revealed, Festus was arrested for allegedly beating his colleague, Titus Adebayo, to death over a misunderstanding in Oke-Aro community, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to an eyewitness source, the two men engaged in a hot argument on Saturday which resulted into a fight.
The suspect was said to have severely punched Adebayo during the fight and the 35-year-old collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Adebayo, while receiving treatment, on Sunday, succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the attack.
According to the eyewitness, “The deceased fell down after he was punched during the fight and he was quickly rushed to the hospital on Saturday but he died on Sunday morning in the hospital.”
In addition, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, noted that the 39-year-old suspect would be charged in court after the investigation.
He said, “The victim collapsed during the fight on Saturday and was confirmed dead early Sunday morning at the hospital. We have arrested the suspect and investigation has commenced after which the suspect will be charged to court.”
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