The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two men, Leye Akinyemi and Damilola Ijebo for allegedly being involved in the death of an 86-year-old man, Pa Umoru Samuel, at Oge Quarters, Oke Agbe in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident was said to have happened on Friday. It was gathered that the deceased met his death while trying to separate Akinyemi and Ijebo who were fighting in the deceased’s house on that fateful day.
According to a source in the town, the deceased, who was just recuperating from an undisclosed illness, saw the duo fighting and he immediately rushed at them to separate them but he was mistakenly pushed by the suspects, after which he slumped .
The source said, “The old man came to separate the two boys who were fighting. But one of them mistakenly pushed him and he fell down and became unconscious.
“Immediately, he was rushed to the Ondo State Specialists’ Hospital Ikare Akoko but he died before getting to the hospital.”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the two fighters had been arrested.
” We have arrested the two boys and investigation into the matter has commenced,” Joseph explained.
He noted that the remains of the octogenarian had been deposited at the morgue of the hospital in Ikare Akoko while the case had been transferred to the Criminal Investigative Department of the command.