Angry Man Allegedly Hacks 70-Year-Old Neighbour To Death Over Fire In Ondo
One Kayode Omotore of Ilu Tuntun community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has been reportedly hacked to death by his neighbour, simply identified as Raphael following a minor disagreement that ensued between them.
Omotore, 70, was said to have been matcheted to death by his assailant while the deceased wife, Johana, was also attacked as the alleged killer also cut off some of her fingers.
According to a source, the deceased, and the alleged killer always had disagreement over the issue of fire setting beside the his house.
The deceased was said to always complained of smoke in his compound whenever Raphael set up the fire beside his house.
The source narrated that when fight ensued again between the two neighbours, there was no one around to separate them, it was one of the neighbours that raised the alarm when he saw the assailant hitting the deceased and his wife with matchete.
The source said, ” The man (deceased) had warned the suspect not to be making bonfire beside his house because anytime he set the fire up, the smoke always covered the compound of the deceased and the deceased didn’t like it and had complained severally about it.
” On Friday, the same issue came up again and before we know it, it had led to fight between them and Raphael matcheted the old man till he died and while the deceased’s wife, who was trying to prevent her husband from the attack had some of her finger cut of by the suspect.”
Another source told our correspondent that the suspect was mentally-derailed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the suspect had been arrested.
He said, ” Investigation had commenced but we have arrested the suspect. The deceased is a neighbour to the suspect Some people are saying he has a mental problem but that does not mean we should not do our own work.
” We learnt that about 12pm ( on Friday) some angry mob in the town went to his (suspect) house and burnt it down.”
The police spokesman stated that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary while the wife is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.