A 43 year old man identified as Adebisi Akinrinmola has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing a man because of a woman they both have interest in.
“The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 43 year old man, Adebisi Akinrinmola, for killing one Ademola Asimiyu ‘m’ 36yrs on rivalry over a woman”, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesman of the State Police Command stated.
According to Mr. Oyeyemi, he said that the incident occurred on Sunday evening around 3pm at a village called Ajebo in Ijebu-Igbo area of Ogun State.
The report stated that the arrested suspect claimed that the man he had killed accused him of snatching the woman from him.
Trouble however started when the deceased met the suspect and the woman on their way from the farm which led to serious argument.
“The suspect claimed that it was the deceased that brought out a cutlass and made attempt to matchet him which prompted him too to bring out a dane gun and shot him to death”.
The suspect was eventually arrested after the police at Ijebu-Igbo was alerted and the Divisional Police Officer, Agene James, led detectives to arrest the suspect and recover the gun a well.
Ahmed Iliyasu, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police ordered the suspect to be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation, the police spokesman said.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore warned residents of the state of the consequences of jungle justice, stressing that the law will deal decisively with anyone caught taking laws into his own hand. He described the incident as a barbaric one which is not acceptable in any sane society”, Mr. Oyeyemi stated.