A 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, who resides in Ashi Area Alagbaka in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, told how he murdered his biological father, Mr. Busari Isiaka, who is 72 years old.
Isiaka was one of the 40 suspects flaunted at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan by the state police commissioner, Mr. Shina Olukolu.
The suspects according to Olukolu were arrested based on allegations of kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, conspiracy and cultism.
Isiaka, while speaking said he did not have intention to kill his father, saying he was engaged in a heated argument with his father and in annoyance used his two hands to push his father on the chest from a storey building.
He stated that his father fell on the staircases and died in the process. But he could not articulate why he pushed his father.
“On that day, I went upstairs to meet him. He had dressed up and he was about to leave for an outing. I pushed him. Since I was born, I have not been fighting him. The only thing we used to fight on was the way he used to drink to stupor. But on that day, I just went upstairs and I pushed him. He fell on the staircases and rolled down. My mother is dead. He died many years ago.”
Olukolu, while speaking, maintained that Isiaka was arrested by the police in the state for allegedly killing his 72-year-old biological father, Busari Isiaka.
Olukolu explained that Isiaka purportedly killed his father on November 11, 2019 at about noon and the incident was reported at Ashi Divisional Police Headquarters at about 6p.m on the same day.
He allegedly engaged his father, who was said to be a retired military man, in a fist scuffle, and in the process strangled him. He was said to have called his two brothers, Toaheed Isiaka and Muritala Isiaka, and narrated the ordeal to them.
“His two brothers immediately raced to their father’s house and prepared his corpse for burial without reporting to the police to conceal the heinous crime perpetrated by their brother, Ibrahim Isiaka. Their father, Busari Isiaka, was hurriedly buried the same date.
“Ibrahim Isiaka was thereafter arrested along with his two brothers. He confessed to the commission of the crime while his two brothers also confessed to have buried their father the same day to prevent the police from arresting Ibrahim Isiaka as advised by some people”.
Ibrahim’s elder brother, Taoheed, 41, also told journalists that he was not at the scene when the incident occurred, and that their sibling, Murtala, 36, was also not around. But they received a call that Ibrahim and their father were fighting and the old man had died.
“I was at a site when I received a call, and I rushed to my father’s house. On getting, I discovered that it was true that my father had died. So, I informed my father’s younger sibling about the development and he told me that he was at Adeoyo Hospital. About one hour later, he called me that he could not come and that we children of the deceased should organise for his burial.
“Our father was a Muslim and we invited Islamic clerics that conducted a brief funeral service in our house and therefore we buried him within the compound. But somebody we did not know reported the matter to the police and few days after the burial, the three of us were arrested by the police. Apart from Ibarahim, myself and Muritala were arrested because we did not report the matter to the police.”
No less than five suspected kidnappers allegedly terrorizing Oyo State’s Ibarapa region and participating in the kidnapping of some Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH) lecturers, Igbo-Ora was also paraded by the state police chief.