A 26 year old man, Adeyemi Babatunde, has been arrested for killing a 46 year old driver, Obafunsho Ismail, over a minor motor accident.
Babatunde was arrested on Tuesday by the Motor Traffic Division of the Nigerian Police.
Trouble started on the 8th of December 2022, at about 8 p.m, when the suspect, who drove a Lexus jeep with ‘Olu of Oya’ customized number plate, hit the deceased car from the rear and caused damage to the rear light of the said car.
The deceased, Ismail Obafunsho, came down from his car, and asked the suspect to come out of his car to assess the extent of the damage in order to find solution to it.
But the suspect, Adeyemi Babatunde, ignored him and stay put in his vehicle even as he tried to drive away from the scene.
This infuriated the deceased who insisted that the suspect must come down, and he consequently sat on the bonnets of the suspect car in order to prevent him from escaping from the scene.
But the suspect later came down and warned the deceased to leave the bonnet of his car if he did not want to waste his life. He then went back to the car, drove on high speed which made the deceased fell off the car, and the car ran over him.
Not satisfied, the suspect also reversed the vehicle and ran over the deceased again to ensure that he actually died.
After completing the act, he ran away with the vehicle.
He was later traced to his father’s house at Kemta Idi aba area of Abeokuta where he was arrested by men of State Motor Traffic Division, on the 20th of December 2022, the vehicle he used to commit the crime was recovered to the station as well.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and prosecution.
SP ABIMBOLA OYEYEMI,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
OGUN STATE POLICE COMMAND.