The 21 year‑old Redeemers University 300 Level undergraduate Tolani Ajayi, who killed his father, Charles Ajayi, last week at the Redemption Camp along Lagos/Ibadan expressway, said anger made him kill his father.
He said he was provoked by his father and apologised to his mother to forgive him for his action.
Ajayi, is a 300-level student of Department of History and International Relations, Redeemers University, RCCG Camp, Ogun State, western Nigeria.
He made the revelation Tuesday while speaking with some journalists at the Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, where he has been detained since he was arrested.
Our correspondent further gathered that the student who is a cultist also takes hard drugs.
He was allegedly caught twice by the authorities of the university, and a panel was set up to interrogate him on the allegations of drug related matter before he committed the murder.
The accused who was reluctant to speak to the newsmen as he referred newsmen to the official statement he made to the police on the crime, later opened up to say that he regretted his action.
Tolani told newsmen that he has sent some people to his mother to beg for forgiveness, adding that he has sought for forgiveness from God.
“I have sent some people to talk to her that I am sorry. I have talked to my sister. My mother is still grieving, I want to give her time. It may be spiritual, I have asked for forgiveness,” he said remorsefully.
When asked whether he was under the influence of drugs, Ajayi who confessed that he uses drugs said, “I was not under the influence of any drugs and the action was not a planned one. I tried those drugs myself, I might have had it from my friends, but I tried it myself,” he revealed.
Explaining further, Tolani also confessed that he actually used a kitchen knife and cutlass to attack his father following a hot argument between them.
“The incident happened around 1:00 a.m. when the church community was probably sleeping. It was in anger that I did it. My father just bit me repeatedly with his teeth. There was an argument between us and I stood up to him. He beat me with a stick and bit me with his teeth. Just the two of us were at home, my mother was in Abuja.
“We live in Abuja but I school at the camp (Redemption Camp). He came for a programme then, my school was on break. So, I went to meet him, we were to go back to Abuja together, then the incident happened and here I am now,” Tolani said.
While narrating how the incident occurred, he disclosed that his father first hit him repeatedly with a wooden stick, which he took from the kitchen.
“My father went to the kitchen and took a stick (wooden spoon), he used it to beat me repeatedly and I tried to defend myself, then he bit me on my shoulder and I got angry. I used a small kitchen knife, later, I used cutlass to attack him. I regret the action,” Tolani declared.
Asked what he wants Nigerians to do for him, in terms of assistance, he said: “there is no way Nigerians can help me. I am going to face my judgement. I am meant to pay for what I have done. It is not as if I am ready, it is something that is inevitable, something that is going to happen, I am just waiting for the time.”
He however, condemned those that have been attacking Christendomm for his action. “It is not about church, I attended church activities regularly while in school, I didn’t miss church throughout this semester, I never missed church for once. It is not about the church, but only God knows why,” he said.