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Jobless man who wanted to travel around the world kills his elderly father because he refused to sell his home

By Mason White 5:29 PM June 11, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
An elderly man is dead after he refused to sell his home and hand over the cash to his son who wanted to travel around the world, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said on Tuesday, that 41-year-old Yusuf Akinbiyi, was arrested after being accused of killing his father, 86-year-old Agboola Akinbiyi.

The defendant faces a charge of murder. According to the police investigation, the murder unfolded at the home of the victim.

The father and son lived together in the same home. The father supported his son, who was unemployed.

An argument broke out when the defendant wanted his father to sell the home so he can have cash to travel around the world. His father however, refused to sell the home.

On the night of the murder, the son punched his father in the face and strangled him with a pillow.