The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 38-year-old commercial driver, Daniel Udoh for allegedly stabbing to death one Emaka Umonko, a husband to a woman with whom the suspect was allegedly having a secret love affair.
According to the command, the suspect was arrested on the 7th of January 2022 in the Ota area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Divisional Headquarters, CSP Bamidele Job.
Oyeyemi added that the deceased who had been suspecting Udoh of going out with his wife, confronted and accused the suspect of having illicit affair with his wife, and this led to a serious fight between the two men.
He stated that while the fight continued, the suspect brought out a knife and used it to stab the deceased many times at his back and chest, following which the deceased collapsed.
Oyeyemi added that the DPO Onipanu quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested, and the knife recovered as an exhibit.
He said the victim, a welder, was rushed to the State Hospital, Ota, but was unfortunately pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
Oyeyemi said further that the remains of the victim were subsequently deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination.
Meanwhile, the state 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.