A 30- year- old cigarette seller at Idiroko in Ogun State, Mukaila Adamu, has been reportedly beaten to death by his customer , Biodun Adebiyi, over ₦50 balance.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Monday that the alleged killer was arrested by men of the state police command.on Sunday.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Idiroko Divisional Police Headquarters by the father of the deceased, Adamu Abubakar.
The PPRO said the father of the deceased reported that the suspect came to his shop at Ajegunle area of Idiroko at about 2 pm to buy cigarettes and his son attended to him.
He stated further that at about 10 pm.the same day, the suspect came back and demanded for ₦50 balance.
Abubakar told the police that the demand led to an argument between the suspect and his son.
The bereaved father said in the course of the argument, the suspect descended heavily on his son with punches consequent upon which his son collapsed.
He said the son was rushed to thehospital where he was confirmed dead.
Oyeyemi explained that the Divisional Police Officer, Idiroko, CSP Shadrach Oriloye, quickly led his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
He said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at mortuary for autopsy.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.