By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old boy, who killed his father, after stealing hos Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card to withdraw N59,000 in Ilorin.

The incident happened at Ajibosin area, along Oko Olowo. The area is on the Ilorin-Kaduna highway.

The boy, Hassan Ibrahim, was said to have followed the father; Mallam Sabi Ibrahim, a 90-year-old to the bank to renew the ATM card, where he took time to study how to use the card and as soon as they got home, he attacked the old father, a retired Army Corporal,
and went ahead to inject him (the father) with paracetamol injection mixed with other substances.

This made the old man to become weak and dizzy immediately.

The recaciltrant son thereafter took the unconscious father on a borrowed motor bike to isolated uncompleted building, where he strangulated his own father to death,

The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ajayi Okasanmi, SP, said in a statement that “on 5/8/2022, one Aishat Ibrahim, ‘F,’ reported a case of amissing 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 immediately after the injection; this he did after coming from the bank, where he took his father to renew and collect his ATM card.”

The killer-boy was reported to have escaped to Kaduna State and started withdrawing from his late father’s account amounting to N59,000 to enjoy life

Okasanmi also said that the boy on confession 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 absconded to Kaduna State, where he was eventually arrested.

Okasanmi further revealed that “the ATM card and the stolen motorcycle have been recovered.
The suspect would soon be charged to court.”

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