The Edo State police command yesterday arrested a 22-year-old man, Bestman Momodu, who allegedly killed his father over a stick of cigarette.
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, illegal possession of firearms, rape, cultism, defilement, unlawful possession of fake product to obtaining money under false pretence and impersonation.
Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, said Momodu reportedly killed his father, Zuberu Momodu at Ubiane Aviele town in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on August 16, 2014.
He explained that 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.
The suspect who spoke to journalists yesterday attributed the incident to a mistake.
Earlier, the Commissioner had told journalists that the police would strive to secure lives and property in the state in the ‘ember months’, noting that the ‘ember months’ are the months when criminals want to reap where they did not sow.”
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.
Adebanjo said items recovered from the suspects include 17 assorted guns, 48 live cartridges, three cars, one Lifan motorcycle, one battle axe and one cutlass.