Cleric’s sons beat man to death
Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Four sons of a popular Islamic cleric in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state have allegedly beaten a resident of Oke-Iba area of the town, Azeez Adeleke, to death over a minor disagreement.
Adeleke, a 25-year-old mechanic was said to have attended a birthday party of the son of his colleagues, Wasiu Adebayo at the Igbole area of the town before he was allegedly beaten with charms.
The four brothers are, Simiu Hassan, Jelili Hassan, Abiodun Hasan and Ridwan Hassan.
The deceased was reported to have challenged the four brothers who were sitting on his motorcycle after leaving the birthday party venue.
A relation of the deceased, who identified himself as Hakeem said that the tragic incident happened on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Hakeem explained that, ”Azeez attended the birthday party organised by Wasiu for his child on Sunday. He had a work at hand earlier which made him to attend the event late. He got there around 5pm and left 7pm.
“He was leaving when he met four men on his bike. He politely told them to get off his bike. He was afterwards beaten by the guys and his clothes were torn to shreds.
“He struggled to get on the bike but got down at a filling station along Ekoende, strangely asking people around to give him water.
“There was apprehension among the people that he had been hit by a powerful charm, as he gave up the ghost minutes later.”
Speaking further sobbingly, Hakeem said members of the deceased’s family including the residents of the area had been thrown into mourning.
An eye witness, Mr Semiu Adeyemi, who resides at Oke-Iba, some metres away from the scene of the incident recounted how the four brothers have been terrorising the people of the area.
Adeyemi, therefore, called on the Police authority and human right organizations to come to their rescue by ensuring that justice prevail.
Efforts to speak with the suspects or any of their relations were not successful as they were said to have gone into hidden since the incident happened.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Folashade Odoro, when contacted, said she was out of town and could not speak on the issue.