Segun, a guy, is accused of killing his neighbor with a knife after the neighbor stopped Segun from hitting his wife.
On March 15, 2023, a Thursday morning, the incident took place.
It was learned that the deceased had often intervened to stop the man from hitting his wife inside the premises.
According to a witness who requested anonymity, the suspect, a father of two and boda boda rider, had a financial argument with his wife early on Thursday morning.
According to reports, the couple’s quarrel escalated into a fight that drew several neighbors to the scene.
The husband was not pleased when the wife was later rescued from the scene and transferred to an unidentified location by the neighbors.
The dead, who was one of the co-tenants who saved his wife, was accosted by the suspect, who threatened to kill him if he failed to bring his wife out of her hiding place.
A short while later, he sped into the kitchen, retrieved a knife, and stabbed the 33-year-old male in the chest.
According to reports, the co-tenant was taken by ambulance to a nearby private hospital, where all attempts by the medical staff to save his life were unsuccessful. Afterwards, his demise was verified.
Despite being brought to the hospital, the victim passed away, according to a witness, because the knife had cut a delicate vein leading to his heart.
More people moved into the region as a result of the tragedy, including the deceased’s relatives, who subsequently swore to exact revenge for their loved one’s passing.
Residents of the area later handed the suspect over to police, who then quickly whisked him away. It needed the prompt intervention of the police to save the situation.
Kehinde Adereti, a relative of the deceased, described the suspect as a difficult man in the neighborhood.
He claimed to have spoken with other family members to take further action on the situation.
The suspect has been apprehended at the State Police Command’s Homicide Department, according to DSP Sunday Abutu, a spokeswoman for the command who confirmed the occurrence.
The victim’s body has been placed in the State Specialized Hospital mortuary, and additional inquiry into the incident has also started, according to the PPRO.