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Father kills his own son because he was a troublemaker

By Mason White 1:00 PM April 17, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man who was arrested and charged with murder, told police that he killed his son because he was a troublemaker, police in Nigeria said.

Now, Solomon Obafemi, 53, was charged with murder at the Ilorin Magistrate’s Court for killing his son Victor.

Richard Obafemi, 20, was also charged with murder for helping his father kill his brother. Prosecutors told the court that the father and son conspired to commit the murder.

According to the police investigation, the defendants used a machete to cut the victim, resulting in his death. The suspects allegedly told police that they killed the victim because he was “a troublemaker.”

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges. The defendants were denied bail and they were jailed in the Ilorin State Prison awaiting trial.