The Ogun State Police Command confirmed on Friday that it was holding in custody a man, Kayode Olubunmi, 37, for allegedly killing his orphaned cousin, Haruna Adeoye, 20, over a bowl of Christmas rice.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement sent to newsmen in Abeokuta, reports the Vanguard newspapers.
Adejobi informed newsmen that the unfortunate incident occurred on Christmas day at Ajegunle, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo in Sagamu local government area of Ogun State at around 10:30pm.
According to the Police, the suspect killed his orphaned cousin, Adeoye, for eating a bowl of rice given to them by a friend on Christmas day.
“When the suspect, who went on a visit to his friends’ place, came back drunk, he flogged the deceased to death with a stick for eating the rice he instructed him to keep for their dinner.
“Haruna was an orphan who had been staying with the suspect for years and Olubunmi could not state why he killed him.
“He has confessed to the crime, he is with us at SCID Eleweran and will soon appear in court “, the Police said.