A 25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command, for killing a 50-year-old man he met at his woman friend’s house.
The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police in Owode Egbado Divisional Headquarters, that a young man has matcheted another man to death in Ajilete town.
The distress call catapulted the DivisionalPolice Officer, DPO, of Owode Egbado, CSP Olabisi Elebute, into action and he quickly mobilized the divisional patrol team to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, while the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
Police preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, Akinyemi Wahab Alani, a.k.a Ajiolopon, was with his woman friend, one Kafayat Sakariyau, in her room apartment at Ajilete purposedly to pass the night with her, when the suspect, who also intended to pass the night with the same Kafayat, came knocking but was denied entry. The suspect, who came from Ibasa area of Okeodan forced his way into the woman’s room and met the deceased there in a position the suspect described as unacceptable to him.
A fight ensued consequently, between the two men and the suspect picked a cutlass in the room and matcheted the victim to death.
Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbila Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident, said that the deceased’s corpse has been deposited at the General Hospital morgue for autopsy, while the woman in the center of the crisis has since taken flight.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, for further investigation and diligent prosecution.