The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Habeed Kasali, for reportedly killing his kinsman he suspected of having an affair with his wife.
The native of Totowu village in Igbesa allegedly stabbed 32-year-old Bamidele Johnson with scissors multiple times after a fight ensued between them during a confrontation, leading to his death.
Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the incident was reported at Igbesa Police Division by a family member of the deceased.
“They are both natives of Totowu. The incident occurred on Saturday. The suspect confronted the deceased that he was having an affair with his wife despite several warnings and it led to a fight.
“In the process, the suspect used scissors to stab the deceased several times on his chest, eye and neck which made Bamidele lose consciousness. He was immediately rushed to Crest Hospital at Isuti Road in Egan, Lagos but was confirmed dead by the doctor.
“Having realized that the victim had died, the suspect took to his heels, but the DPO Igbesa SP Abayomi Adeniji quickly dispatched his detectives to go after him and he was eventually arrested where he ran to.
“The body of the deceased has been recovered to Ota General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police Kenneth Ebrimson 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 prosecution.”
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