It Was A Mistake, Says Man Who Killed Father Over Stick Of Cigarette

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 2nd, 2014

The Edo State police command Monday arrested a 22-year-old man, Bestman Momodu, who allegedly killed his father over a stick of cigarette.

However, Momodu who spoke to journalists said, the incident was a mistake.

Momodu was among the 68 suspects paraded by the state police command for their alleged involvement in various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, unlawful possession of fake product to obtaining money under false pretence and impersonation.

It was gathered that, Momodu killed his father, Zuberu Momodu at Ubiane Aviele town in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on August 16, 2014.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said investigation revealed that the young Momodu stabbed his father with a knife following  an argument over a missing one stick of cigarette in the house, adding that the police have recovered the knife with which the suspect allegedly committed the crime.

He called on the media and members of the public to partner with the police to combat crime by providing useful information.

“We must all work together for a peaceful society. It is not for the police alone,”Adebanjo said.

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