The Ogun state police command apprehended a 40-year old man, Olanrewaju Adeyinka, for allegedly stabbing his younger brother, Gabriel, to death with a window louvre for bringing two life parrots home.
The suspect in an interview with our correspondent narrated the whole incident.
He said: “It was my brother, who brought the parrots 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 it to stab him to death.”
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.”