Adeyemi Babatunde, a 26-year-old man, is being held by the police for allegedly killing Obafunsho Ismail, a driver, over a small accident.
The driver, who was 46 years old, was hurt by the suspect about two weeks after the crime, on December 20, 2022.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, who is in charge of public relations for the Ogun State Police, said that the incident happened on December 8, 2022, around 8 p.m., when the suspect, who was driving a Lexus jeep with a custom license plate that said “Olu of Oya,” hit the car of the deceased from behind and broke the rear light.
People say that the driver who died got out of his car and asked the suspect to get out so he could see how bad the damage was and figure out how to fix it.
Oyeyemi said that the suspect wouldn’t get out of his own car and was trying to get away.
He said that this made the victim angry, so he told the suspect to get down. The victim then sat on the suspect’s car to stop him from getting away.
“The suspect, Adeyemi Babatunde, came down later and told the dead man to get off the car’s hood if he didn’t want to waste his life. He then went back to his car and quickly drove away.”
Because of what he did, the person who died fell out of the car and was run over by the vehicle. Oyeyemi said that the suspect wasn’t satisfied, so he allegedly turned around and ran over the dead person a second time to make sure he was dead.
The police spokeswoman said that after the crime was done, the suspect took his car and ran away.
But he was tracked down to his father’s house in Kemta, Idi-Aba area of Abeokuta. On December 20, men from the State Motor Traffic Division arrested him along with the car he stole.
Lanre Bankole, who is in charge of police in Ogun, has ordered that the suspect be sent to the State CIID’s homicide section for further investigation and prosecution.