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Kwara police arrest 23-year-old man for killing, burying 90-year-old-father over ATM card

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
09 September 2022   |   4:04 am
Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old Ibrahim Hassan for killing his 90-year-old father, Sabi Ibrahim for not allowing him access to his ATM card.

The suspect

Kwara State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old  Ibrahim Hassan for killing his 90-year-old father, Sabi Ibrahim for not allowing him access to his ATM card.

The Guardian learnt that he committed the crime at Ajibesin Area, Oko-Olowo, Ilorin, on August 5, 2022.

The suspect had initially injected his father with heavy dosage of Paracetamol and other unknown substances to weaken him before borrowing a motorcycle to convey him to an abandoned building where he strangled him to death.

He committed the crime without the knowledge of his sister, Aishat, who in turn reported to the police about her missing father.

The suspect, after taking cover in Kaduna, according to the State’s Police Commissioner, Tuesday Assayamo, withdrew N59,000  with his late father’s ATM card before his eventual arrest.

According to Assayamo: “On August 5, one Aishat Ibrahim, ‘f’, reported a case of missing person (her father),  one Sabi Ibrahim, ‘m’,   a 90-year-old retired army corporal to the police Command. The circumstances of his disappearance elicited suspicion,  hence the resolve of the Command to get to the root of  it.

“Investigation into the matter led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Hassan ‘m’,  a biological son of the missing old man.

“During investigation, the suspect confessed to have administered Paracetamol injection mixed with other substances on his father, who became weak and dizzy after the injection. This, he did after coming from the bank where he took his father to renew and collect his ATM card.

“He took a motorcycle he borrowed to convey his father to an isolated uncompleted building and strangulated him to death. He dug a shallow grave where he buried his father after dispossessing him of the Wema Bank ATM card they went to the bank to collect.

“He escaped to Kaduna State and started withdrawing from his late father’s account. He withdrew a total sum of N59,000. He stated further that the purpose of killing his father was to dispossess him of the ATM card, since he already knew the pin. He also sold the borrowed motorcycle and eloped to Kaduna State where he was eventually arrested.”

The police boss added that the ATM card and the stolen motorcycle have been recovered while the suspect would soon be charged to court.