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Man kills own father while ‘trying to cure mental illness’

On the same day, at about 12 noon, the lawyer reportedly received another call from late Raji, insisting that his son and two others wanted to kill him again.

by Oge Okonkwo

The Nigerian Tribune, however, gathered that the relations of the deceased quickly buried him the following morning.

Three men are currently in police custody in Oyo state over the death of a man, Dauda Raji , who was said to have drank a herbal concoction forced on him by the men which included his son identified as Taofeek Raji.

It was gathered that the deceased had called his lawyer,  Bello Babatunde on January 30 at about 10.00 p.m saying that his son Taofeek, and two others wanted to kill him.

It was further learnt that the lawyer went to the man’s house at Oje area the following day at about 7.00 a.m., only to meet the man locked up in a building while Taofeek and two others  were outside.

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Nigerian Tribune reports:

On inquiry by the lawyer,  the reason why Raji was locked up, his son was said to have replied that his father was mentally ill and he and others wanted to administer traditional medicinal concoction on him to relieve him of the illness.

According to reports, the suspects admitted to have administered  the concoction claiming it was meant to cure the deceased of mental illness.

Confirming the story, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Okuwobi-Ilobanafor said that the three suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, for further investigation.

By the time the lawyer got to the man’s house later in the evening of the same day, he found out that he was dead.

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