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Ogun: Native doctor nabbed for killing co-tenant

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
30 November 2022   |   3:04 am
Ogun State Police Command has arrested a native doctor, Idowu Talabi, for killing his 30-year- old co- tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba. The suspect was arrested on Sunday, November 27, 2022, following a report lodged at Ikenne divisional headquarters by the deceased’s wife.

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Ogun State Police Command has arrested a native doctor, Idowu Talabi, for killing his 30-year- old co- tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba. The suspect was arrested on Sunday, November 27, 2022, following a report lodged at Ikenne divisional headquarters by the deceased’s wife.

 
According to the wife,  she returned from church vigil at about 6:00a.m. to discover the lifeless body of her husband in blood stains in their house at number 4, Best way Moro street Ikenne, having been macheted to death by an unknown person.  
   
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ikenne division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Ibrahim Ningi, led his detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was macheted to death while sleeping on his bed. 
 
It was also discovered that there was no break-in at the scene, and nothing was removed from the room. 
   
This discovery, the police said, pointed to the fact that the killing was carried out by an insider, hence all the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation. 
 
After a thorough investigation, Idowu Talabi, who claimed to be a native doctor confessed to killing the deceased.  When asked the reason for the dastardly act, the suspect alleged that the deceased was fond of accusing him of stealing, and that was what infuriated him to machete him to death when he discovered that he was alone at home sleeping. 
 
The cutlass he used to commit the crime has since been recovered, according to the police. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police,  Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation  and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.