A Senior Advocate of Nigeria 64-year old Yinka Abiose, popularly called Mr. Boyd was killed by his elder brother, a professor of Dentistry, in Ibadan (Oyo state) over family property.
The suspect (name withheld) reportedly bathed the deceased, Yinka Abiose, with petrol and then set him ablaze.
The deceased, popularly called Mr. Boyd, was a prominent lawyer in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to the police, the incident occurred last Monday at Jericho area of Ibadan.
The victim was taken to the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), in Ibadan, where he later died on Wednesday.
The deceased was the third of four children, including two sisters, while the brother is the eldest.
Sources close to the family said the incident stemmed from a long-standing feud between the siblings over one of their late parents’ property in Bodija area of Ibadan.
Their late father was a renowned Ibadan-based professor.
The sources said that the brothers lived in separate apartments in another property owned by their late parents until the incident.
Both brothers lived abroad for a long time but settled down in Nigeria after the demise of their parents.
The late Yinka was allegedly at home with one of his children at the time of the incident while his wife and two other children were abroad on vacation.
The elder brother was living alone having left his family abroad when he relocated to Nigeria.
The sources said they had just finished having an argument before the incident took place.
Newsmakers learned that the suspect was detained at the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku.
He was expected to appear in court on Wednesday.