A 24-year-old man, Ebenezer Olorunleke, has been arrested by the Ekiti State police command for killing his brother and stealing his properties including a motorbike.
Parading the suspect before newsmen on Tuesday September 10, the State’s Commissioner of police, Mr Asuquo Amba said Olorunleke who is from Jege in Kogi State killed his brother on August 29 after he stormed his house at Abe Cocoa area of Okeila with three members of his gang now at large.
He reportedly stabbed his brother to death with a screwdriver and a knife, after which they stole his red coloured Bajaj motorbike with registration number ADK 100 UJ.
“They hit him in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home,” he said.
The suspect described his brother as “stingy” while narrating how he was killed. According to him, all they wanted was to take money from the deceased before their struggle led to his death.
“I did not follow them inside the room, but upon realising that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting, I rushed in and wanted to rescue him but he bit me and chopped off my finger. The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the machine, I resisted it. I was thinking of coming to the police to report when I was arrested with the machine,” he said.