A suspect identified as Ibrahim Salisu has been taken into custody by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly macheting his brother, Malaimi Yellow, to death over alleged sexual demand.

PUNCH Metro learnt from the state command that the incident happened in the Araromi Street, Sango-Ota area at about 11:00 p.m. on Friday.

Our correspondent learnt from the police that the 54-year-old had been allegedly pestering his little brother for sex.

The police alleged that following Yellow’s ceaseless demands, the younger brother was said to have drawn out a machete to end his life.

The spokesperson for the command, Odutola Omolola, told PUNCH Metro in an exclusive interview on Sunday that the corpse of Yellow had been recovered and deposited at the Ifo General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.

“He has confessed to the crime. He told our men, who arrested him, that he killed his brother because he kept disturbing him for sex. His case will soon be transferred once the preliminary investigation is completed,” Odutola told PUNCH Metro.


According to crime statistics for December 2023, exclusively made available to our correspondent on Sunday, before this current incident, the state had recorded about 18 murder cases and an additional eight sexual-related offenses across the state in the month alone.

Consequently, the police said they were working round-the-clock with other local security agencies to stem the tide of crimes in the state.

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