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Tragedy struck in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State following the killing of a landlord by a scavenger, popularly known in the area as ‘Iron Condemn’.

The 39-year-old Scanveger identified as Basiru Ibrahim allegedly killed the landlord after the latter prevented him from picking iron in his compound.

According to sources in the area, the 45-year-old landlord, Arise Ikuesan was hit with an iron rod on the forehead by Ibrahim following a challenge by the deceased over the effrontery of the scavenger to enter his compound to search for iron.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odulami, disclosed that the suspect was apprehended following his arrest by policemen in the area.

“At about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’ 45 years old, now deceased, after trying to stop the scavenger from picking iron rod in his compound.

“Upon the receipt of the information, detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect,” Odulami said.

According to the PPRO, the scavenger confessed to the crime after interrogation.

She added that he would be charged to court for prosecution.

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