A 22 -year-old varsity dropout, Oluwaropo Tifase, has been accuse for allegedly killing his father, Moses Tifase, in his three-bedroom apartment at Flat 6, 286 Jakande Estate, Mile 2 on November 6.
Iiveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine learnt that Oluwaropo allegedly sneaked into his father’s bedroom to carry out the act on December 6.
The deceases as gathered by schoolwatch.com.ng, was stabbed to death in the neck with a pair of scissors.
Our correspondent learnt that Oluwaropo, who is the fifth child and only son of the family, and was a university student before he was rusticated for cult-related activities in 400 level.
He had also clashes with his parents in the past over financial issues.
It was learnt that Moses had returned from Nasarawa State, where he worked, to Lagos around July this year.
The family reportedly put pressure on their father to come back to Lagos as his work was not going smoothly over there.According to reports, the victim, his wife Funmilayo Tifase, their 26-year-old graduate daughter and their only son, Oluropo, retired to bed that faithful night before the unfortunate incident happened.
When his wife woke at 6a.m., she went to her husband’s bedroom and found him dead with a scissors stuck in his throat which prompted her to raised alarm.
In her statement to the police, Oluwaropo’s mother, Funmilayo, said the family and neighbours discovered Moses lying dead in a pool of blood.
The 65-year-old added that Oluwaropo had violent tendencies as he once manhandled her during an argument.
She said, “Oluwaropo is our last child and son. He has four sisters. He and his immediate elder sister stay with us in the house. The elderly ones have got married and left. He usually slept in my room. On the evening before that incident, I told him to go and lock our door. He did that and we all slept.
“But when I woke up at dawn, I discovered he was no longer in my room. When I came to the sitting room, I did not find him either. After a while, I heard footsteps in the passage, and it was him. He was shocked to find me in the sitting room. I asked him where he was coming from; he said he heard some strange footsteps and went to check who it was, but he found nothing.
“The mistake I made was that I did not check his father’s room at that time. It was in the morning that we discovered that Moses had been killed in his room, and surprisingly, our house was not broken into.”
Our correspondent learnt that the neighbours reported the incident at the FESTAC Police Division. The police arrested the three family members –Funmilayo, Oluwaropo and his sister– for questioning.
schoolwatch.com.ng gathered that preliminary police investigations showed that Moses was killed by his son ─ Oluwaropo. However, it was learnt that the suspect had yet to confess to the crime.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the arrest.
He added that the police were still carrying out investigations on the matter.
He said, “The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department, Yaba, where further investigation is being carried out.”