Father of five, Mumini Muritala, 40, who lived at Omilabu Area of Odinjo, was reportedly beaten to death on Friday night, following a quarrel between him and his landlord’s son, Yusuf Adegbayi,
Wife of the deceased, Mrs Shakirat Muritalal, said that she had just sent her daughter, Barakat, out to buy her food, when the landlord’s sons, Yusuf and his brother, Habeeb Adegbayi, locked the main door to the house around 9.pm, an action which later caused uproar between her and the landlord’s sons.
“When my husband and daughter came back home, Yusuf and Habeeb went inside their rooms, but my husband went to them to enquire why they locked the door so quickly.
“This resulted in a heated argument and Yusuf slapped my husband. My husband wanted to retaliate, but the two boys pounced on him and beat him blue abd black.
“Later, Yusuf came back and hit my husband with an occultic ring he said he would use on him.
Suddenly, my husband turned around and fell on the ground. We rushed him to the hospital, but he later gave up,” the wife said.
However, when the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Oyo State was contacted, he said the suspect had fled, but efforts were ongoing to nab him, while his father, the landlord, was in police custody at the Idi Aro police station, from where the case would be transferred to the State Criminal and Intelligence Department for discrete investigation.