Man arrested for allegedly robbing and killing own brother in Ekiti

A 24-year-old man has been arrested by police in Ekiti for allegedly killing his own brother. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Amba Asuquo, who announced this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, said that the suspect also stole a motorcycle belonging to his victim.
Asuquo spoke while parading the alleged killer and 24 other suspects for various criminal offences at the police headquarters.
The commissioner alleged that the suspect, who hailed from Jege in Kogi, killed his brother with a knife and a long screw driver on Aug. 29. He said the suspect with three others now at large invaded the victim’s house at Abe Cocoa area, Okeila, and stabbed him to death. After allegedly killing the victim, the commissioner said the suspect went away with his Bajaj motorbike marked  Ekiti ADK 100 UJ. He said that the knife and long screw driver as well as the motorcycle had been  recovered from the suspect. “They hit him in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home,” he said. Asuquo also alleged that the attackers drove a long screw driver into the deceased’s skull while struggling to rob him of the motorcycle.
Also recounting how his brother was killed, the suspect, who decribed his brother as stingy, said he only hired his friends to help him collect money from the victim. “I did not really follow them inside the room, but upon realising that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting , I then rushed in and wanted to rescue him but he bit me and chopped off my finger. “The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the motorcycle, I resisted it. I was thinking of coming to the police to report when I was arrested with the motorcycle,” he said.

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