SAD: “I have no regrets… he never loved me” – 18-year-old boy stabs father to death in Lagos

An 18 year old suspect has told reporters that he killed his father because he was convinced his father did not love him.

“The case is a very long story. The truth is that my father never loved me and the only form of care he showed me was paying my school fees. I am just 18-years-old so I know I cannot be prosecuted. I have no regrets for my action,” he said.

According to reports, the suspect, Olanrewaju Kayode-Aremu said he was not worried about his predicament since he was too young to be prosecuted.

Police authorities claim the incident occurred on May 1 at Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos. 46-year-old Victor Kayode-Aremu was stabbed to death while the tried to enter his son’s room.

A police source at Langbasa Divison reportedly said:

“Olanrewaju is the first of five children. He lived with his parents and siblings in a duplex in Langbasa. He was enrolled in University of Ilorin to study Geology in 2011 but was later asked to withdraw because he had very poor grades.

“Since he was not attending any school, he started working with his father who was a civil engineer. The arrangement his father made with him was that he would be working with him until he could get admission to another school.”

“Around 10pm on that day, the whole family had just had dinner and they were watching television when their father received a telephone call. He went upstairs and when he got to the entrance of the room, Olanrewaju appeared from nowhere with a kitchen knife.

“He stabbed his father in the back, sides, hands, legs over 10 times. The man, who was screaming in pains, attracted the attention of other members of the family who were downstairs. When the mother came upstairs, she found her son still stabbing her husband. The presence of other children did not also stop Olanrewaju.

“When she tried to save her husband, Olanrewaju threatened to stab her if she came close. The woman then went outside and called on neighbours for help.”

The Punch reports:

PUNCH Metro learnt that Olanrewaju was a student of University of Ilorin, Kwara State, but was expelled because he had poor grades.

PUNCH Metro learnt that it took the intervention of neighbours to overpower the 18-year-old and wrest the knife from him.

It was learnt that the victim was rushed to J-Rapha Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A resident, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the family had been in shock and had not been staying home since the incident occurred.

He said, “The family is a young one. Olanrewaju is the first born and he had four younger siblings.”

When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said she had yet to be fully briefed on the incident.


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