OSOGBO—A middle-age man, Deji Oloyede, yesterday, in Ipetumodu, headquarters of Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State, allegedly went berserk and macheted two brothers to death.
According to sources, the suspect was said to have killed the twosome , Messrs Ajani Awodele and Julius Awodele, in the early hours of yesterday in their rooms at Latimogun compound in Ipetumodu.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Ipetumodu Police Division, Mr Musa Okene, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect had been arrested while the case had been transferred to the state Criminal Investigations Department in Osogbo.
He noted that the suspect, who is in custody, made useful statements to the police during interrogation.
It was gathered that the suspect and the Awodele brothers lived together in the same house amicably in the last six months.
A resident of the area where the incident happened, Alhaji Musibau Adetokunbo, said the lifeless bodies of the siblings were seen in a pool of their blood after the suspect had reported himself to the head of the compound who later reported the matter to the police.
When news visited the residence of the deceased, traces of blood were seen all over the house.
The DPO said the corpses of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, for autopsy, saying that the police would investigate the matter to ascertain the cause of their death.