Lagos State Police Command has arrested 22-year-old Oluwaropo Tifase, for allegedly killing his father

December 30, 2014 9:35 am
                                                               The Tifases’ apartment
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 22-year-old
Oluwaropo Tifase, for allegedly killing his father, Moses Tifase, in the Mile 2
area of the state. It was learnt that Oluwaropo, who is the fifth
child and only son of the family, had had clashes with his parents in the past
over financial issues.
According to the police, Oluwaropo, a suspected cultist, was
rusticated from a university in Ondo State, a few years ago for some
cult-related offences.

It was gathered that 75-year-old Moses, a retired
mechanical engineer, was stabbed to death in the neck with a pair of scissors.

The Tifases, who hail from Imesi Ile, Osun State, were
living in an apartment in Block 285, Jakande Estate, Mile 2, Lagos.
It was learnt that Oluwaropo allegedly sneaked into his
father’s bedroom to carry out the act on December 6.
In her statement to the police, Oluwaropo’s mother,
Funmilayo, said the family and neighbours discovered Moses lying dead in a pool
of blood.
The 65-year-old added that Oluwaropo had violent tendencies
as he once manhandled her during an argument.
She said, “Oluwaropo is our last child and son. He has four
sisters. He and his immediate elder sister stay with us in the house. The
elderly ones have got married and left. He usually slept in my room. On the
evening before that incident, I told him to go and lock our door. He did that
and we all slept.
“But when I woke up at dawn, I discovered he was no longer
in my room. When I came to the sitting room, I did not find him either. After a
while, I heard footsteps in the passage, and it was him. He was shocked to find
me in the sitting room. I asked him where he was coming from; he said he heard
some strange footsteps and went to check who it was, but he found nothing.
“The mistake I made was that I did not check his father’s
room at that time. It was in the morning that we discovered that Moses had been
killed in his room, and surprisingly, our house was not broken into.”
Our correspondent learnt that the neighbours reported the
incident at the Festac Police Division. The police arrested the three family
members –Funmilayo, Oluwaropo and his sister– for questioning.

Punch Metro gathered that preliminary police investigations
showed that Moses was killed by his son ─ Oluwaropo. However, it was learnt
that the suspect had yet to confess to the crime.
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