A 32-year-old man has stabbed his  80-year-old  father to death after which he killed himself.

Lekan Adediran, who is believed to be suffering from mental illness, killed his father, Lawrence on Monday in Efon Alaaye, headquarters of Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti.

Eyewitnesses told Bounce News that Lekan killed himself with the same broken bottle he used in stabbing his father.

The culprit’s elder brother, Ojo Adediran, later reported the case at the Efron Divisional Police Station,

He said his brother was mentally unstable, adding that he committed the offence at about 9.45pm.

The state police command had confirmed the incident, saying an investigation into the incident had started.

The Police Public Relations Officer in  Ekiti, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the corpses of the two victims had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Efon Alaaye.

“Lekan’s brother approached the police station in Efon Alaaye to report how his brother killed their 80-year-old father with a broken bottle and also killed himself after succeeding in his devilish act.

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“Their corpses are presently at Efon General hospital for autopsy. However, the police had been able to maintain peace and orderliness in the town.

“We are not relying on the accounts rendered to the police by the victim’s brother alone.

"We are still going to conduct an investigation to ascertain the veracity of the claim of insanity and the reason behind the killing and the subsequent suicide option taken by Lekan,’’  he said.

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