The Oyo state police
command has arrested a 40-year-old herb seller for allegedly murdering his
creditor, Rufus Olayinwola.
The incident reportedly
occurred on June 19 at about 10.45 a.m in Ibadan.
spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, paraded the suspect alongside eight others
on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams.
Williams said that the suspect
murdered the victim to avoid paying back the money the deceased loaned to him.
He also revealed that he stole
the vehicle used as collateral for the loan after killing the deceased.
The suspect confirmed to
newsmen that he committed the murder, adding that he pushed the deceased to the
wall during an argument and the man died instantly.
He said: “This is the sixth
vehicle I used as loan collateral with the man who ended up selling it when I
was unable to pay the loan and the balance was given to me.
“I don’t want to lose this
last vehicle and I approached the man to return part of the money he loaned to
me, but the man refused to collect the money.
“This resulted in an argument
between me and the man and I pushed him to the wall which led to his death and
I took the car away.”