‘Why I killed my father at RCCG camp’

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 8th, 2014
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Twenty – one years old Tolani, Ajayi, has given an insight into why he killed his father,  Charles Ajayi(SAN), stabbing him repeatedly with a kitchen knife and also cutting the  man’s throat with machete.

The  300 level student of Department of History and International Relations of the Redeemer University(RUN) Ogun State, said he was driven by a  fit of anger to slaughter his father last Thursday inside the Redemption Camp along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

His father’s remains were recovered in a nearby bush at Canaan land Street  within the RCCG  Camp, in a box, where Tolani dumped them after he had hacked the man to death.

But on Tuesday at Eleweran, the Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command, the lad who admitted that he was into drugs at a time, said substance played no part in the lethal attack, and begged his mother and siblings to forgive him for what he did.

Narrating how the incident  happened to reporters, Tolani said it has dawned on him that unless providence helps him, his end is “inevitable.”

“I have sent some people to talk to my mother 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.

“I tried those drugs myself, I might have had it from my friends, but I tried it myself. I was not under the influence of any drugs, the action was not a planned one.

“The incident happened  around 1:00 am . It was  anger that led me into this. 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. I school in the camp and he came for a programme. My school was on break so I went to meet him.  We were meant  to go back to Abuja together, then the incident happened and here I am now.

“My father went to the kitchen and fetched a 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 normal  small kitchen knife, later, I used cutlass to attack him. I regret the action.

“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.

” It is not about church, I attended  the church activities regularly while in school. I don’t miss church throughout this semester,  I never missed church for once,it is not about the church,but only God knows why,” Tola said.

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