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The police in Ogun have arrested a 30-year-old panel beater, Wasiu Yusuf, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Adeolu Olatoye, to death in Abeokuta.
Another suspect in the alleged killing of the 32-year-old graphic artist, Mukaila Popoola, is currently on the run.
The suspect’s wife, 26-year-old Busayo, is also in detention at the Adatan Police Station.
The victim, the suspect and his alleged accomplice lived in the same premises before the incident.
Our correspondent gathered that Adeolu was allegedly killed by Yusuf and his accomplice in their residence in the Oke-Efon area of Abeokuta for allegedly having an affair with his wife.
Olatoye was said to have met his death barely two weeks after he named his new born child. The victim was also said to be making preparations for his mother’s 80th birthday.
Police sources disclosed that during interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed to attacking the deceased when he visited his wife in their matrimonial home.
The suspect was said to have further claimed that the victim mistakenly stabbed himself during a scuffle between them while attempting to escape from his room.
But an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, claimed that Olatoye had gone to his friend’s room on the middle floor of the two-storey building to give him an invitation card for his mother’s 80th birthday scheduled to hold on Saturday when the suspect allegedly attacked him with broken bottles.
The deceased’s elder brother, Akinyemi Olatoye, also insisted that his late brother had gone to his alleged attacker’s home to drop a copy of the invitation card for their mother’s birthday.
Akinyemi said his deceased brother and the suspect were bossom friends.
Confirming the incident, the acting State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police were investigating the incident.
He said, “Information at our disposal is that the suspect met the deceased on his wife inside their room.”
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