Man stabs brother to death for bringing parrots into their home in Ilaro
A 40-year old man, Olanrewaju Adeyinka, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his brother, Gabriel, for bringing two live parrots into their home in Ilaro.
Olanrewaju was paraded on Thursday alongside 48 other suspected criminals by the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Speaking with journalists, the suspect said he mistakenly stabbed his brother with a window louvre because he refused to take the two strange parrots out of the house. He stated that while struggling with his brother, he pulled a broken louvre and stabbed Gabriel to death.
According to Punch, He said “It was my brother, who brought them home, but I insisted that he should not put the birds in our house. I asked him to take the birds away from the parlour and keep them outside and that was how a fight started between us.
“He came to my room and started fighting me. It was during the fight that he broke my louvres.
“It was the broken louvres that I intended to take outside to show our neighbours when he attacked me again that I ended up using to stab him to death.”
Olanrewaju, however said he regretted his action, and appealed to the government to pardon him so that he could take care of his surviving younger brother.
He added, “I regret what I did and I can’t justify my action. It is the devil’s work; the government should assist me anyhow they want to.
“We are three siblings and lost our parents long ago and I have mistakenly killed one. The government should come to my aid so that I can take care of the other one.”