- Police have paraded a 42-year-old man who killed his boss in Ondo state
- The suspect, Adewale Adegoroye, protested when the police paraded him with some arrested armed robbers
- He insisted that he was not a thief but only fought his boss over unpaid salary
There was mild drama on Thursday, August 2, at the Ondo state police command headquarters as a 42-year-old man allegedly held for the murder of his boss, protested that he should not be paraded alongside suspected armed robbers and other criminals.
The suspect, Adewale Adegoroye, said that he was not a thief when he was paraded alongside other suspects that were arrested for armed robbery, burglary and murder cases, saying he only fought his boss, Akin Akinmulero.
According to Oluwadamilare Moriyeke, NAIJ.com regional reporter in Ondo state, the incident happened in Ondo town, the headquarters of Ondo west local government area of Ondo state on Wednesday, August 1, when the suspect allegedly stormed the deceased's house to claim his debts.
It was reported that unknown to Adegoroye, the fight which landed him in police detention had turned into alleged murder as he later found out that the victim died as a result of injuries he sustained during the fight.
He said: "My case is different, I am not among them; I only had a minor case with my boss: I fought my boss. I am not a thief like these ones. Please don't put me among them."
But when the news was relayed to him that his boss had died, he broke down in tears and said he didn't intend to kill him.
He narrated that the deceased employed him as his assistant and store keeper in his Cocoa warehouse last year September but refused to pay him salary since then though he always saw money in the possession of the deceased.
According to him, "I was very hungry and went to his house to demand for my money, but he said there was no money. His wife pleaded with me and offered me N500 to buy food and eat but I refused.
"I told her that it was my money I wanted because I saw money in his hand. I entered his room and we started dragging it; I picked cutlass that we use to harvest Cocoa and stabbed him.
"I saw the N200, 000 on the table and ran away with it because I am hungry. I didn't know he was dead, I only knew he was rushed to the hospital after the attack."
An eye-witnesses, who pleaded anonymity, to NAIJ.com said that it was late Akinmulero that brought the suspect to work together in the cooperative society, but the business collapsed and he left for Lagos state.
"It was the deceased that brought him back again from Lagos and asked him to work with him in his Cocoa business as store keeper. He told him that they would share the profits from the business during Cocoa season; and we are about entering Cocoa season now."
The state police public relations officer, Femi Joseph, disclosed that the command got the information that the deceased, a sexagenarian and manager of Ondo multi-purpose cooperative union, was stabbed to death.
He confirmed that the suspect attacked him by stabbing him with a knife and snatched the sum of seven hundred thousand Naira (N700,000) from the victim.
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"As a result of the attack the victim sustained injury. He was rushed to state specialist hospital Ondo but gave up the ghost. The suspect was apprehended by the members of the public and handed over to the police," he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a notorious car snatcher, Olayemi Adeoye, was on Thursday, July 19, paraded by the police in Akure, Ondo state.
It was gathered that Adeoye was nabbed alongside two other suspects for allegedly stealing three vehicles at different locations in the state capital.
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