A 23-year-old hair stylist  has been arrested for allegedly killing a 76-year-old retired banker, Ojo Isaac Durojaiye.

Olatunji Julius committed the crime at Imesi-ile in Obokun local government area of the State.

Julius who was living opposite the residence of the deceased at Imesi-ile, sneaked into his house and stole 25 litres of Palm oil worth N3000  and recharge cards worth N3,000.

He decided to kill the retired banker when the latter saw his face.

The suspect was said to have absconded to Ekiti State after committing the crime.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye while parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Osogbo noted that the supect has confessed to the crime.

While speaking with newsmen also, Julius confirmed that he robbed the old man and stole N3,000 cash, recharge card and the red oil.

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The suspect said he did not intend to kill the man but he did so because the man saw his face and recognised him.

“That man was like a father to me. In fact, I can even say that he was my father. He was nice to me. I robbed him that day and took his money. He was selling recharge cards and I stole N3, 000 and recharge card of N3,000. I also stole his red oil which is 25 liters.

“I didn’t plan to kill him. I have no reason to kill him but I killed him because he saw my face and he knew that I was the one. Since, he recognised me, I cannot just leave him. That was why I killed him so that I will not be caught,” the suspect said.

While speaking with newsmen, the suspect showed no sign of remorse.

The CP, however, said he would face the full wrath of the law.

Adeoye added that the suspect had been on the run since then before he was eventually arrested on September 5 in Ekiti State.

“The suspect has made useful statement and confessed to the crime during interrogation, he will be charge to court at the conclusion of investigation,”Adeoye added.

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