Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 38-year-old man, Daniel Udoh for allegedly stabbing his lover’s husband to death.
The suspect, according to the police, was arrested on Saturday, January 7 in the Ota area of the state.
The Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta yesterday, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Onipanu divisional headquarters.
According to him, the command received a distress call that the deceased and the suspect engaged themselves in a bloody fight.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the fight had ensued when the deceased who had been suspecting the man of going out with his wife, confronted and accused him of having illicit affair with his wife.
“While the fight was going on, the suspect, a commercial driver, brought out a knife and used it to stab the deceased severally on his back and chest, following which the deceased collapsed.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, and the knife recovered as an exhibit.
“The victim, a welder, was rushed to the state hospital Ota but was unfortunately pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
“The remains of the victim were subsequently deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination,” Oyeyemi said.
The PPRO said the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, for further investigation, with the view to charging him to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.