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College student kills his father because he urged him to pray

By Mason White 1:16 PM July 7, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man is dead after his own son cut him to pieces because he urged him to pray, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun State Police said that they have arrested the 21-year-old Redeemer’s University student after being accused of killing his father.

The incident took place at the Redemption Camp, located along the Lagos Ibadan highway on Tuesday morning.

The body of 60-year-old attorney Charles Ajayi, was discovered in a bush near the road. Tolani Ajayi was arrested on the same day at his father’s residence.

People who saw the suspect carrying a strange box along the side of the road, called the police. During questioning, the suspect first denied the murder.

Later, he admitted to the crime. He told police that he became angry because his father slapped him for not joining a prayer session.

He said that he went crazy and went straight to the kitchen to pull a knife. Investigators said that they recovered the knife and a machete at the scene of the crime.