Monday, October 19

30 year old Seye Okanlawon kills stepfather with pestle over cake disagreement in Lagos

A 30 year old man Seye Okanlawon has allegedly killed his stepfather Alex Momoh, 63, with pestle at Ilupeju, Mushin area of Lagos State. Punch Metro reports.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Seye hit the victim with a pestle in the head and leg after a disagreement over a cake made by his sister, Moyo Okanlawon. The incident happened on Railway Line, Ilupeju, Mushin area.

Our correspondent learnt that the deceased, who worked as a driver in a cosmetics company, had eight children from three women, before marrying his fourth wife, Lola, who also had had four children from a previous marriage before marrying the Edo State indigene. Among the children were Seye and Moyo, who were both married.

Moyo, however, moved into the Ilupeju residence of the Momohs after her husband’s apartment was reportedly demolished. Trouble started on Wednesday after Alex reported to Lola, a trader, that Moyo had placed a piece of cake on his bed where he wanted to sleep. Moyo, in turn, reported to his brother, Seye, who was on a visit at the time.

The suspect was alleged to have grabbed a pestle with which he hit the victim in the head and leg. Alex was said to have passed out as blood drained from his body. The victim was later rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, where he died.

A daughter of the deceased, Joy, told PUNCH Metro that the family had already buried the deceased, as the prime suspect had fled.

“Immediately it happened, the man fled and he has not been seen since then. We still want justice for our father and we want the police to get the suspect arrested,” she added.

A police source, however, told PUNCH Metro that the family was not interested in pursuing the case, which was why they did not allow an autopsy to be conducted on the corpse before burial.

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