From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Fresh revelations emerged yesterday on the motives behind the dastardly act of a student of the Redeemer’s university, Tolani Ajayi, who, after killing his father last Tuesday, July 3, also decided to butcher him before dumping his remains into the bush inside the camp ground of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), along the Lagos-Ibadan road.
Tolani’s parents, both Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), his friends disclosed, were responsible for his misdemeanor due to the outrageous upbringing they gave him, something they affirmed contributed to his wild behaviour, which, according to them, his parent had been having running battles to contain.
The 21year-old 300-level undergraduate of History and International Relations killed his father, Mr. Charles Ajayi a resident in Abuja, at their residence on Canaanland Street, inside the famous church RCCG camp.
Tolani is currently in custody of the Ogun state Police Command, whose spokesperson and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Muyiwa Adejobi said is aiding its investigation on how and why he hacked his 60 year-old father to death.
Tolani’s friends, who spoke to our correspondent yesterday, disclosed that both the school authority and his parent knew of his weird character, which they have been trying to manage and see if he will graduate from his degree programme.
A female friend, who simply identified herself as Ola, disclosed that Charles had on several occasions used his influence as a pastor in the church to prevail on the school authority to allow his son remain in the school after been asked to leave having falling foul of the school rules and regulations many times.
Ola said “Tolani is someone we all know around and it is common knowledge that he has problem with drugs and been expelled from school on several occasions, but his father will use his connection with the high and mighty in the church hierarchy to return him. He smokes India hemps with some of his friends around on campus.
Also a closed male friend, Femi said he had a chat on one of the social media platform on the day his friend chopped off his father head, and even read out he chat he had with him where Tolani told him his father is at home.
Femi said when asked why he did not attend church services on Sundays, he tells his friends not to disturb him saying he does not believe in God.
According to the police, the suspect confessed his slain father provoked him by slapping him when he refused to respond to the prayers he raised during devotion. He later got angry and dashed for the kitchen where he took the knife and stabbed him.