The Ogun state police command have arrested a 27-year-old man, Ejike Opata, for killing his 50-year-old neighbour, Adeyiba Oladipupo, at their house in Ayegbami, Ijebu Ode.
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the trouble started when the neighbour accused the suspect of stealing her phone.
Ejike in anger, picked up a cutlass and butchered Oladipupo, killing her in the process. Ejike then fled the scene after hie crime. The brother of the deceased reported the case to the police who immediately launched a man hunt for him. He was eventually found at a motorpark while boarding a bus to his home state, Ebonyi.
On interrogation, the suspect, confessed to the crime. He confessed that the deceased accused of stealing and it made him angry. He further confessed that he cut off the woman’s two hands because she wanted to struggle the cutlass with him.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that the suspect is transferred to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution,” Abimbola Oyeyemi explained.
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