By Toby Prince
A 32-year old man, Rufus Akande, arrested by the Edo State Police Command has revealed the shocking reason he stoned his father to death.
Mr Rufus allegedly murdered his father Usman Akande, 75, after a heated exchange.
He was said to have committed the act inside the late father’s cashew farm at Ibillo, Akoko-Edo local government area.
State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, said late Usman told his son not to enter the farm again which made his son to attack him.
Rufus, however, denied hitting his father with a stone.
He said his father was chasing him around the farm with a cutlass and fell down hitting his head on a stone.
“I did not kill my father. He was pursuing me and he fell down. The stone was on the ground. My father died six days later at the hospital.”
Odumosun said the suspects would soon be charged to court.