Ogun State Police Command last week Tuesday, January 14, 2021 arrested fifty-five (55) years-old Ishau Falana for beating a relative, Badmus Rafiu to death over bush burning.
The suspect, Falana was arrested following a complaint lodged at Ayetoro Divisional Headquarters by a younger brother to the deceased who reported that the deceased, Rafiu went to their farm at Oluwasogo area of Ijaka Isale, Ogun state only to be accosted by the suspect who challenged him for burning bush very close to his farm.
The complainant stated further that a fight ensued between them and the suspect, Falana overpowered Rafiu, tied his hands and legs with rope and used a stick to beat him to a state of coma before leaving him there and coming back to the town. The following day when the deceased mother heard about the bush burning saga, she went to the farm and was met with her son’s dead body with his hands and legs still tied.
Upon the report, the DPO Ayetoro Division CSP. Bolaji Jimoh detailed his detectives to the scene from where the corpse was recovered to the general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination.
Falana was later traced and apprehended by police detectives and during interrogation, he confessed tying the deceased’s legs and hands before beating him to comma for burning bush by his farm, but claimed that he never knew that it would lead to his death.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.