The Ogun Police Command has arrested Dr. Emmanuel Ogah for allegedly stabbing his biological mother to death.
In a statement in Abeokuta yesterday by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command said the arrest was sequel to a complaint by the elder brother of the suspect, Cletus Ogah.
It said the elder brother reported at Itele Ota Divisional headquarters that his younger brother had stabbed his 62 year-old mother, one Janet Ogah, to death.
The command said that following the complaint, the DPO of the division, CSP Lukman Raheem, led detectives to the scene at No 16, Ololade Street Lafenwa, Itele Ota where the suspect was arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who has just finished his NYSC programme, came back home three days earlier and had been having issues with the deceased since then.
“In his statement, the suspect claimed that his mother was in the habit of insulting and disgracing him in the presence of her apprentices and that frustrated him into taking her life,” it said.
According to the command, the corpse of the deceased, a food vendor, has been deposited at the Ota General Hospital morgue, for autopsy.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.