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Man kills his 100-year-old mum over palm oil proceeds in Osun

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The Osun State Police Command has arrested one Lukman Adejoju, for allegedly killing his 100-year-old mother, Aminat. 



It was gathered that Adejoju, a resident of Kajola village, near Apomu in the Isokan Local Government Area of the state, allegedly killed his mother following a dispute over proceeds of palm oil.

An eyewitness, simply identified as Rasaki, told the punch on Sunday, that Lukman and the deceased hired a labourer who assisted them in selling some kegs of palm oil.

As the labourer wanted to remit the proceeds, the late Aminat reportedly insisted that the money should be paid to her, which infuriated the suspect.

“Residents of the village were all disappointed when we heard of the incident. The incident happened in Kajola village near Apomu on Saturday at about 4 p.m,” he narrated. 

“We heard that Lukman who should be around 63 years old disagreed with his mother Aminat aged 100 years, over who should collect the proceeds from their palm oil plantation.

“A labourer that was hired by the two of them wanted to remit proceeds of the sales but the mother insisted that she ought to receive it first. That led to a serious misunderstanding. Lukman attacked the woman and killed her.”

The eyewitness noted that the incident led to tension and many security agents came here. Police, operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and others all came to restore law and order. 

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The spokesperson for the NSCDC, Osun State Command, Kehinde Adeleke, said the suspect was arrested and taken to a police station in Apomu, adding that normalcy had returned to the village where the incident happened.

Confirming the incident on Sunday, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the suspect had been transferred to the command headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, for further investigation.

“They were both going to farm when they disagreed. The suspect said he could not explain the spirit that possessed him. He admitted that he pushed the deceased who should be about 100 years old, and the woman fell and died,” she stated. 

“He has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in the headquarters in Osogbo for further investigations.” 

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